Ascent of Piper Peak on 2020-06-13

Climber: Brett Marciasini

Others in Party:Sean Casserly -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Scott King
Sean King
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 13, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Piper Peak
    Elevation:9450 ft / 2880 m

Ascent Trip Report

Very enjoyable hike. The road is wasn’t bad at all. Didn’t need 4WD or high clearance. We had to start a little further back since the the last 1/4 mile washed out.

The lower sections are tree covered but not brushy making it a relatively easy climb. There are a couple rock areas that need to be navigated up and over, mostly class 2 and easy to handle.

The first mile gains around 1100 feet, but after that it is pretty easy walking across high open plains. It’s actually very pretty country. Great views from the summit. Watched 4 mile deer mosey by below. Summit is the first bump, the second bump has the benchmark.

On the return, we crossed the high plain over to the bump with a radio tower and then headed down. Coming down through the steep rocks I found a pouch that had a Monocular in it. If anyone lost one, let me know.

Great P4K to start the weekend with a great group of Peak Baggers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2562 ft / 780 m
    Total Elevation Loss:354 ft / 107 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2562 ft / 780 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2208 ft / 673 m; Extra: 354 ft / 107m
    Loss on way in:354 ft / 107 m
    Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Route:Cross Country
    Start Trailhead:McAfee Canyon  7242 ft / 2207 m
    Time:2 Hours 6 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Brett Marciasini
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