Ascent of Eagle Peak on 2013-09-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, September 4, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11847 ft / 3610 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI accessed Eagle Peak from the day use area at Buckeye CG. I followed the "Trail" sign that went back down to the road and through 2 gates in about .25 mile to where another "Trail" sign pointed to an old roadbed on the left. I followed the roadbed up the slope and it entered the Eagle Creek drainage. The old roadbed went through another gate and then ended in about a mile.
A trail starts on the right and climbs about 20ft before going through an open gate in a fence. This trial is nice and mostly easy to follow up the drainage. I think it goes all the way to the Eagle Peak/Robinson Peak saddle. Before getting to the saddle I left the trail and headed directly to the base of the southeast ridge of Eagle Peak. I left the trail at about 5.25 miles form the TH at Buckeye CG. I probably stayed on the trail too long and should have left it earlier to get to the southeast ridge, but the hiking was easy and on the trail and cross country to the base of the ridge.
Once at the ridge it was simply a case of climbing the steep slope, avoiding a couple of rocky areas, and enjoying the views. Great views from the summit. On the descent I went down the southeast ridge until I saw an easy slope to descend off the face. The slope was still steep and may not be a good route up if it was wet. Nice long hike. I stopped at the Buckeye Hot Springs on the way out to soak may tired body. Nice springs.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4805 ft / 1463 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||4805 ft / 1463 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||14.7 mi / 23.7 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gain on way in:||4720 ft / 1438 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 4635 ft / 1412 m; Extra: 85 ft / 25m|
| Loss on way in:||85 ft / 25 m|
| Distance:||7.5 mi / 12.1 km|
| Route:||Dan Baxter Route Variation|
| Start Trailhead:||7212 ft / 2198 m|
| Loss on way out:||4720 ft / 1438 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 4635 ft / 1412 m; Extra: 85 ft / 25m|
| Gain on way out:||85 ft / 25 m|
| Distance:||7.2 mi / 11.5 km|
| End Trailhead:||7212 ft / 2198 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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