Ascent of Bunker Hill on 2012-07-14

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Collin Kamholz
M Evans -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bunker Hill
    Elevation:11473 ft / 3496 m

Ascent Trip Report

Collin and I drove up and arrive late Friday night (technically Saturday morning) and found Lori's truck, where she was presumably asleep in the back (she has a bed shell). We set up our tents and went to bed.

Next day Lori was awake, leaving our camp still set up we piled into Lori's truck for the brief but rugged drive to the trailhead, sparing Collin's Subaru from the road.

The hike goes up a valley along a wash bed, the connects to a ridge that follows to the summit. We sat, ate lunch, took some photos, then headed down the way we came up.

100 meters up the trail from the truck I caught a boot toe in a root and took a nasty fall, cutting my hand up. I was very fortunate not to be badly injured as I fell into a downed tree with sharp broken nubs of branches and could have easily been impaled on any of them. Lori patched me up and we went back to camp, broke down our tents, and head off to look for a place to camp prior to our ascent of Table Mountain the next day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3313 ft / 1009 m
    Extra Gain:60 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Trail to near summit
    Trailhead:Trailhead  8280 ft / 2523 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Storms in area, but no rain.
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 21 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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