Ascent of Piper Peak on 2011-02-10
|Date:||Thursday, February 10, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||9450 ft / 2880 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI approached Piper Peak from the Fish Lake Valley and the small town of Dyer. 3.1 miles south of Dyer on Hwy 264 turn east on signed Egale Road. In 2.4 miles Eagle Rd ends and McAfee Cyn Road goes left. Stay left at the gravel pit and at 2.2 miles merge with another road coming up from the Dyer area. Stay on this good gravel road for another 5.1 miles where there is a good smaller road to the left that goes north towards Piper Pk. This is just on the west side of the south ridge coming down from Piper Pk. There is another road on the east side of the ridge, but it is somewhat overgrown.
I actually hiked up the east side road for a ways and then just climbed up the east slope of the south ridge until I got on to of the ridge. There is no trail, it is all cross country. If you go up the west side road, either climb up to the south ridge or climb up through the buff colored cliffy area to the ridge. I just followed the ridge all the way to the summit. There is another rocky cliff like ridge at about 9,000 ft, but I just walked along it for a ways until I saw an easy place to climb over it. There was snow on the gound on the hike, but it was no problem. Fantastic views of the White Mountains on this hike. They were snow covered and fantastic. I could see the High Sierra's behind them to the south
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2311 ft / 704 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.2 mi / 9.9 km|
| Route:||South Ridge|
| Trailhead:||7139 ft / 2175 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Snow on Ground|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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