Ascent of Margarita Peak on 2015-11-06

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, November 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Margarita Peak
    Elevation:3189 ft / 972 m

Ascent Trip Report

Road is in excellent condition but I chose to hike from just below "Sky Ranch" in order to make a sporting hike of it. The use trail has also been recently clipped so I didn't need to pull out my clippers, which I brought along to assist in trail maintenance. There is a fire starting to the southwest of the peak on the base. There were 2 helicopters going back and forth from Case Springs to this fire to dump water on it. I have been to Case Springs for work back in 2002, so it was pretty cool to see how close I was to a peak worth bagging! On the descent I took the other road back down. This leads past the ranch (inhabited). Nobody saw me, but I was already pretty committed when I approached the houses. I would stick to the road around to the west... Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1089 ft / 331 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1089 ft / 331 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 989 ft / 302 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:NF 8S01 to use trail
    Start Trailhead:2200 ft / 670 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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