Ascent of Miller Peak on 2012-05-27
|Others in Party:||Aidan Barlow|
|Date:||Sunday, May 27, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||10400 ft / 3169 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAidan and I started our day with the goal of climbing 5 of the HPS "San Jacinto 6." The 6th peak of the San Jacinto 6 is Cornell Peak, which we had done the day before. Miller Peak is a "bonus bump" as are most of the San Jacinto 6 in my opinion since they have very little prominence. Of all of the peaks for the day, Miller has the least prominence and is the one least worthy of being called a peak. However, it provides fine views of the desert below as well as the summit of San Jacinto above. It is barely off of the main trail yet it seems to see few visitors. Aidan enjoyed the scramble to the top. As we came back down to the main trail, we ran into a lady who thought the trail led to where we just came from. I told her no, we were just collecting a bonus bump. The peak is named after a Boy Scout leader and there is a plaque commemorating his life on top. From Miller, we made our way to the main objective (& 2nd peak) of the day, San Jacinto... Pics from the whole weekend.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1240 ft / 377 m|
| Gain on way in:||1240 ft / 377 m|
| Route:||Old Trail from Tamarack Valley|
| Start Trailhead:||9160 ft / 2791 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: San Jacinto '12 (2 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 4241 ft / 1292 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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