Ascent of Twin Hills-West Peak on 2015-12-19

Climber: Kreg Ellzey

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, December 19, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Twin Hills-West Peak
    Elevation:3324 ft / 1013 m

Ascent Trip Report

Accessed area from the Hidden Canyon Tr located behind the Starr Pass Marriott. Exited the Hidden Canyon Tr near its midpoint (approx 0.75 miles from TH) just before Tr begins to turn back to the southwest. Cross country from here or on game trails where available, then ascended east ridge up to peak. A summit log is present on the west peak and grand views can be had of the Tucson valley and most major peaks in the area (Mt Lemmon, Mica and Rincon Peaks, Mt Wrightson and Mt. Hopkins, Golden Gate, Cat Mountain, Bushmaster, Tower and Wasson Peaks). Began hike around 2:30pm and reached the west peak summit around 3:20pm. Maybe fifteen minutes on top and a return so just about a two hour out and back hike from where I parked.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:579 ft / 176 m
    Total Elevation Loss:579 ft / 176 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:579 ft / 176 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Hidden Canyon Tr, x-c to E Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Hidden Canyon TH  2745 ft / 836 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:579 ft / 176 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:E Ridge, x-c to Hidden Canyon Tr
    End Trailhead:Hidden Canyon TH  2745 ft / 836 m

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