Ascent of Eagle Mountain on 2012-04-18

Climber: Vic Hanson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Eagle Mountain
    Elevation:5350 ft / 1630 m

Ascent Trip Report

Saw lots of footprints on the way on the jeep road, got to the top and saw that about a Sierra Clubbers had done it 3 days before. The hike up the canyon is a bit of a slog but it is nice once you get to the false summit. There was a faint use path but I didn't really try to follow it, just took what looked like the best route, and then I saw the tracks most of the time. Just nearing the top of a lower peak up on top I saw the horns of a bighorn sheep turn and run. I scrambled up there and saw a bunch of them quite already a ways in the distance.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
hot and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:jeep road and canyon
    Start Trailhead:Cottonwood Campground  
    Time:2 Hours 52 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    End Trailhead:same  
    Time:2 Hours 25 Minutes

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