Ascent of Kawich Peak on 2021-05-26

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kawich Peak
    Elevation:9401 ft / 2865 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used Richard Henley's driving directions that he labeled in his trip report "EASIER ROUTE FURTHER SOUTH NEAR (but not at) GOLDEN ARROW" to drive to the trailhead, parking 1.1 miles short of where Richard parked because I didn't want to add any more "desert pinstriping" to my 4Runner. His directions worked good and in my estimation a vehicle with at least 5" of ground clearance (4 wheel drive not required) can make it to where I parked (please see attached driving track). Once parked, I hiked up the road, then picked up and followed Richard's GPX route up to the summit. On the decent, I followed Bob Bolton's GPX, which I felt was a slightly easier route because it avoided the steep climb out of the canyon and some side hilling, but did have a little bit more brush to contend with, mostly in the canyon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2755 ft / 839 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2755 ft / 839 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2755 ft / 839 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:R. Hensley's 10-17-19 GPX
    Start Trailhead:Dirt road northwest of peak  6646 ft / 2025 m
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2755 ft / 839 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:B. Bolton's 10-19-20 GPX
    End Trailhead:Dirt road northwest of peak  6646 ft / 2025 m
    Time:2 Hours 50 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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