Ascent of Copter Ridge on 2015-07-11

Climber: Mark Lyons

Date:Saturday, July 11, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Copter Ridge
    Elevation:7499 ft / 2285 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part 1 (the hard part) of a two-part hike, starting from a parking area a bit over a mile from Islip Saddle: Mount Hawkins to Copter Ridge and back, followed by a detour to Middle Hawkins.

(Part 2 was Pinyon Ridge from Vincent Gap.)

The hike down to Copter Ridge is kind of like a mini-version of the hike to Ross Mountain, on the next ridge to the east. There is a lot of steep stuff that keeps you on your toes going down, and it can be something of a slog at points going back up. But this was a perfect day to tackle it: blue skies, not too hot, nice breezes (for the most part), really lovely views all around. I didn't find a register. I met a fellow HPS pursuer on my way up (his way down): hi, Dave!
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: Solo hike 7-11-15

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Hawkins2015-07-11 
2Copter Ridge2015-07-11 
3Mount Hawkins2015-07-11 
4Middle Hawkins2015-07-11 

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