Ascent of Mormon Peak on 2011-04-29
|Others in Party:||Dean Molen|
|Date:||Friday, April 29, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7414 ft / 2259 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI hiked Mormon with Dean Molen. to get to the trailhead we left I-15 at the exit for SR 168. Zero odometer and go 2.6 miles to signed Meadow Valley Road and turn right. At 10.1 miles end of pavement, at 12.3 turn left and go under the railroad tracks, take the right fork and then at 15.8 pass through a gate that is usually LOCKED. At 16.2 pass under the railroad tracks again, at 16.4 cross through a creek that may have lots of water in it at times (18" deep with ducks for us), at 17.0 take the right fork, at 18.1 go straight, at 18.8 straight through an open gate, at 19.1 turn right onto a much lesser road that goes up a wash. At 21.5 straight and then in 100yds take the left fork (rough rocky road from here on), at 28.3 enter a wash or park and hike from here. It is really 4WD form this spot on until you decide to park. We drove another .3 mile up this wash before parking.
From where you park, hike up the wash. When you get to the area where the ruins are indicated go left and follow the wash up to about 5800 ft elevation. At this point leave the wash and climb up the ridge on the left. Follow this ridge all the way to the summit. The ridge goes over a couple bare rock slabby places where we found staying on or very near the ridgetop was the easiest route. Great views from the summit. We took the same route down because we were leery of the cliff areas heading down into the drainage. Long day, long drive, great hike.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2962 ft / 902 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7.1 mi / 11.4 km|
| Route:||South Side|
| Trailhead:||4452 ft / 1356 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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