Ascent of Miller Peak on 2012-05-27

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Aidan Barlow
Date:Sunday, May 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Miller Peak
    Elevation:10400 ft / 3169 m

Ascent Trip Report

Aidan 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1240 ft / 377 m
    Route:Old Trail from Tamarack Valley
    Start Trailhead:9160 ft / 2791 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: San Jacinto '12 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cornell Peak2012-05-261350 ft / 411 m
2Miller Peak2012-05-27 a1240 ft / 378 m
3San Jacinto Peak2012-05-27 b439 ft / 134 m
4Folly Peak2012-05-27 c100 ft / 30 m
5Newton Drury Peak2012-05-27 d160 ft / 49 m
6Jean Peak2012-05-27 e670 ft / 204 m
7Marion Mountain2012-05-27 f282 ft / 86 m
Total Trip Gain: 4241 ft / 1292 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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