Ascent of Sue Peaks on 2012-02-26

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sue Peaks
    Elevation:5854 ft / 1784 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed Sue Peaks from the Old Ore Road in Big Bend National Park. I parked along side the road about 2.8 miles south of the Dagger Flat Road, elevationn 3,132, and hiked cross country from there. It may have been closer to hike from Telephone Canyon #2 campsite, but there may have been some rock bands to climb to get up to the ridge from that direction.

I just hiked across the desert towards the peak. There are lots of washes to cross and use as trails along the way. By the time I got up to Javalina Creek, I found that there had been a range fire along the route. This was great for hiking. I stayed in the burned area to cross about 2.5 miles of desert and climb up the ridge to about 5,000 feet. Then I just followed the ridge up and down all the way to the furthest high point. A small register was found. The views were great. The cactus not so great. This hike took me almost 9 hours to complete. No water on the route, lots of desert. No technical climbing, just a long hike on a beautiful day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3850 ft / 1173 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16.2 mi / 26.1 km
    Route:Javalina Creek
    Trailhead:2004 ft / 610 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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