Ascent of Ghost Mountain on 2015-05-23

Climber: Ginger Partyka

Others in Party:Alex Black
Date:Saturday, May 23, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ghost Mountain
    Elevation:3400 ft / 1036 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove a Mazda 3 to the intersection of Great Southern Overland Stage Route and the northern end of Little Blair Valley Road where I parked. Little Blair Valley rd leads to the trailhead. It's a dirt road, and I wasn't sure my car could handle it, so we decided to walk to the trailhead on the scenic dirt road. It was a 5 mile flat hike to the trailhead, and there was not a single section in retrospect that my car wouldn't have been able to handle. Once at the trailhead (well marked), we took the trail to Marshal South Home (Yaquitepec site) which is on the same ridge line as the Ghost Mountain summit. After the Marshal South Home, the trail disappears and I had to trek towards the summit by making my own path through the dense cacti and rocks. It was an hour of hopscotch with fall hazard. This part of the hike was a pain, and I got stabbed a few times by the cacti. Signed summit log. Started the hike at 3PM and ended the 12.3 roundtrip hike in almost exactly 5 hours including a couple breaks for snacks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1023 ft / 311 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.3 mi / 19.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:960 ft / 292 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 9.9 km
    Start Trailhead:2440 ft / 743 m
    Time:2 Hours 25 Minutes
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way out:63 ft / 19 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 9.9 km
    End Trailhead:3463 ft / 1055 m
    Time:2 Hours 24 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ginger Partyka
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