Ascent of Duck Creek Range High Point on 2020-08-01

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, August 1, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:ATV
Peak:Duck Creek Range High Point
    Elevation:10289 ft / 3136 m

Ascent Trip Report

After getting back to the saddle from Camel Peak, I headed north along the road going up the ridge toward the Duck Creek Range HP. This is a very steep road ascent on big loose rocks. I followed the road well beyond where it ends on the topo and veered off the road were it reaches contour line 3100. From here it was easy open country up a few feet to the summit (all class 2 walking). When I got to the summit I could see the road comes up to within 10-15 feet of the summit on the north side.

I followed the ridge back down until it rejoined with the road and then walked the road back to the ATV. Had I wanted I could have ridden the ATV to the summit and a skilled 4WD driver could possible make it to the summit in a vehicle, but the steepness and loose rocks would be a challenge. Camel Peak was a more enjoyable and rewarding hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1726 ft / 526 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1726 ft / 526 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Start Trailhead:Saddle between Camel and Duck Creek  8563 ft / 2610 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Camel

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Camel Peak2020-08-01 a 
2Duck Creek Range High Point2020-08-01 b1726 ft / 526 m
Total Trip Gain: 1726 ft / 526 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Gathright
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