Ascent of Desatoya Peak-North Peak on 2020-04-18

Climber: Andrew Schaper

Date:Saturday, April 18, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Desatoya Peak-North Peak
    Elevation:9965 ft / 3037 m

Ascent Trip Report

Dirt road from the highway to get to the west side of the peak where we parked was fairly rough. Need at least 6 inches of clearance. We drove there in a junky 97 Rav 4, good enough. From 6212 ft elevation, we gained elevation quickly staying on the ridge on the south side of the canyon. Great views from the ridge. No trails anywhere, but only minor bushwhacking. Small burnt forest between 8300 ft and 8800 ft where branches were quite pointy. Had to hike through 50% snow above 9000 ft elevation that was about a foot deep. Once we got to the top, there was a lot more snow on the east side of the mountain. Glad we chose what we did.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3753 ft / 1143 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.1 mi / 9.8 km
    Trailhead:6212 ft / 1893 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Clear most of the day, snowed during the final 1/4 climb to the top.
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 3 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 2 Hours 50 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Andrew Schaper
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