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Ascent of Wing Mountain on 2015-05-23

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Saturday, May 23, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wing Mountain
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:8578 ft / 2614 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed the "main" northeast-trending ridge to the top. There are some forest roads that get in close to the base. I walked one to its end, then followed a trail (? ... it looked like a ditch) to a highpoint, and from here, about 800 more vertical feet to the top. The slopes are steep and forested, but open and with little under-brush. I marked my path with sticks so I wouldn't take a wrong bearing coming down.

The previous day, the area was hit by thunderstorm cells that dropped a lot of hail, collecting to about an inch deep most everywhere. For my hike, the day was very overcast and cold (about 45 F, or 7 C). The trees were shedding their hail and ice as I hiked, providing some free rain. Very odd for late May.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:980 ft / 298 m
    Total Elevation Loss:980 ft / 298 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:980 ft / 298 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:North ridge
    Start Trailhead:7598 ft / 2315 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:980 ft / 298 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    End Trailhead:7598 ft / 2315 m



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