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Ascent of Hualapai Peak on 2014-08-31

Climber: James Clisset

Others in Party:Hiked with a boy scout patrol
Date:Sunday, August 31, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hualapai Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:8417 ft / 2565 m

Ascent Trip Report

All made it to the end of the trail (though several had no desire to scramble to the peak).

Started from the Hualapai County Park campground. Hopped on the potato patch loop clockwise, then caught the rutted gravel road south which traveled nearly to the peak. After reaching the end of the road, we followed other trip reporters' advice to backtrack to the final switchback and head up to the peak from there. Lots of thorny bushes and some exposed scrambling required to get to the top, but this section is very short and bumped the enjoyment factor up several notches. On the way back, kept on the rutted road past the southern intersection with the potato patch loop, which shortly thereafter enters the boy scout campground Levi-Levi. Filled up on water here from one of the numerous spigots around camp (the water had a nice brown tint, but no adverse effects yet). After passing through the boy scout camp, caught the potato patch loop clockwise to finish up the hike.

A nice map of the trails is located at the county park website:

http://www.mcparks.com/wp-content/themes/mcparks/images/hmp_trails_map_large.pdf
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1717 ft / 523 m
    Trailhead:6700 ft / 2042 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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