Ascent of Harquahala Mountain on 1997-04-19

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Saturday, April 19, 1997
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Harquahala Mountain
    Elevation:5681 ft / 1731 m

Ascent Trip Report

A week ago, I tried to locate the trailhead for the pack trail that comes up from the north, but I was unable to. I just assumed I'd see it from the highway. I didn't know at the time that I had to pass through a gate and drive in a mile or two to find the trailhead. This kind of information just wasn't available at the push of a button in 1997.

So a week later, I drove back to approach the peak from the south, and because I had a low-slung passenger vehicle at the time, I had to park early, and walk the road to the top. It was just a long, long walk, but easy. To me, a road is just a wide trail. They are topologically identical. I didn't see anyone the entire day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3401 ft / 1036 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Route:Road hike from south
    Trailhead:2280 ft / 694 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike

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