Ascent of Mount Pennell on 2008-07-08

Climber: Dean Molen

Others in Party:Andrew Davis
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Pennell
    Elevation:11408 ft / 3477 m

Ascent Trip Report

We did this in July and I can tell you that the summertime isn't the best time to do some of these desert peaks (90 degrees) but by going slowly and drinking lots of water, we hiked the 9 mile round tripper and came out fine. This is a neat peak and the views are expansive. We hiked up the road for a good portion of the hike due to a big tree that blocked the road near its start until we reached the FAA station on the subpeak and then did the last past following a rough path up to the summit. I was with my son in law on this one.

See my summitpost page (link on main page)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3860 ft / 1176 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3860 ft / 1175 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3760 ft / 1146 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3640 ft / 1110 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Loss on way in:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Straight Creek Road
    Start Trailhead:7768 ft / 2367 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3740 ft / 1139 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3640 ft / 1110 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    End Trailhead:7768 ft / 2367 m

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