Ascent of Piedras Grandes on 2014-02-22

Climber: Beth Ramsey

Others in Party:Bob Ramsey -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, February 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Piedras Grandes
    Elevation:2601 ft / 792 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked at the trailhead and walked in. That was 4 miles took a break at the railroad then headed south. Came to the end where there were several big boulders and started heading up. The bouldering was easy. Then getting to the top was hard because it was steep. A nice view from the top. A 360 degree view of the desert floor and the windmill farm. The weather was warm with a chilly breeze on top. Stayed for awhile then headed down the northern slope which was steep and rocky and full of Chois bushes be careful of those. Then the walk we saw huge jack rabbits. Walked the ridge line back to the trailhead. The total walk was 12.5 miles but overall a good walk.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
In some parts there was cloud coverage with a slight breeze and there were some parts where it was h

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