Ascent of Whipple Mountains High Point on 2012-01-21
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|Date:||Saturday, January 21, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Whipple Mountains High Point|
| Elevation:||4130 ft / 1258 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a surprisingly beautiful hike, starting with the drive in. The power-line road coming in from Havasu Lake Road was in great shape, and, in the middle, went through a really beautiful red-rock area. When hiking, the wash often went through colorful and striking rock layers. While our view from the summit was obscured by blowing dust, we caught some views during our ascent that led us to believe the summit views would be spectacular with clear air.
Once in and around the main wash, there was a faint use trail for a surprising amount of the rest of the hike, including some cairns in the steeper places.
The final ascent is rather steep with much of it on loose terrain. Next time I plan to try to ascend the ridge from the west as it looks considerably more gradual.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2850 ft / 868 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2850 ft / 867 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||11.7 mi / 18.8 km|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||2800 ft / 853 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 2650 ft / 807 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m|
| Loss on way in:||150 ft / 45 m|
| Distance:||5.9 mi / 9.5 km|
| Route:||see GPS track|
| Start Trailhead:||War Eagle Mine 1480 ft / 451 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||2700 ft / 822 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 2650 ft / 807 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Gain on way out:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||5.8 mi / 9.3 km|
| Route:||see GPS track|
| End Trailhead:||War Eagle Mine 1480 ft / 451 m|
| Time:||3 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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