Ascent of Old Woman Mountain on 2013-02-10
|Others in Party:||BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, February 10, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Old Woman Mountain|
| Elevation:||5325 ft / 1623 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe drove from Old Dad down to Old Woman, which turned out to much further than I thought it was. We met up with Bart and Collin and started up around 1:45 p.m. Bart and Collin pretty much raced up the mountain and we lost sight of them when they were heading up what turned out to be the actual peak. The rest of us weren't 100% sure which of the several bumps up there was actually it (my Garmin GPS map didn't show the peak at all), so we looked at Joel's map, looked at the surrounding peaks, and decided on the closest one. If that wasn't it we were screwed because we were going to be coming down in the dark. We set four o'clock as the drop dead turn around time. As we were approaching the summit block we saw Bart and Collin coming down, and yes, it was the peak almost immediately in front of us, so we surged up there, signed the register, and headed right back down. We made it out of the canyon just as it was getting too dark to see without head lamps. That being said, the mountain was particularly fun. Beautiful granite formations similar in feel to Spirit Mountain and the peaks in Joshua Tree. Junipers were abundant, which was surprising for such a low altitude. I would have liked more time on that one, as it was particularly beautiful. Round trip, including stops, came in at 5:46.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3875 ft / 1180 m|
| Extra Gain:||675 ft / 205 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.8 mi / 10.9 km|
| Route:||up the old road, then up the wash to the ridge lin|
| Trailhead:||2800 ft / 853 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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