Ascent of Hildreth Peak on 2014-03-16

Climber: Yvonne Heusler Galvez

Others in Party:Craig Barlow
Mark McCormick <3129>John
Date:Sunday, March 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Hildreth Peak
    Elevation:4300 ft / 1310 m

Ascent Trip Report

HPS route 1 out of Caliente Hot Springs. Gate closed so added another ~40 minutes for the extra ~2+ miles to get to TH at the springs. Above average temps were my downfall for the day. Turned around at 9.49 miles on GPS, so yup was close, just too hot for me. Reported 86 deg at 3pm, with very intermittent light breezes. Creeks had some flowing water which were gratefully welcomed after getting cooked on the ridge. Trail is fairly clear to follow, just pay extra attention to the # of creek crossings. Encountered a fiesty little rattlesnake in the canyon, as well as several ticks throughout the day.
Summary Total Data
    Weather:Hot, Clear
unseasonably hot

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