Ascent of Tucki Mountain on 2015-12-19
|Others in Party:||Joel Brewster|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, December 19, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||6726 ft / 2050 m|
Ascent Trip Report After Death Valley's incredible flooding a couple months ago, we weren't sure what to expect out of the Tucki Mine Road. But it doesn't look like this canyon was touched by those floods. The road tracks were well-beaten down as though it hasn't been flooded in years. We were surprised how good it was. Joel comfortably drove his Jeep Liberty from the pavement to the upper trailhead in about an hour. There's still the short rocky section that regular cars and maybe a few "street-clearance" SUVs won't clear.
Followed the usual route. We basically stayed on top of all the ridgelines, as there was seldom much advantage to sidehilling. It also makes navigating easier. On the return, I clipped 20 feet off of one little top, and inadvertently went 100 feet down the wrong ridge before noticing.
We found the two reference marks, but it looks like someone has helped himself to the "Death" benchmark.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3121 ft / 950 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3121 ft / 950 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7.3 mi / 11.7 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||2201 ft / 670 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1301 ft / 397 m; Extra: 900 ft / 274m|
| Loss on way in:||900 ft / 274 m|
| Distance:||3.6 mi / 5.8 km|
| Start Trailhead:||5400msl ridge 5425 ft / 1653 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 5 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||2221 ft / 676 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1301 ft / 397 m; Extra: 920 ft / 280m|
| Gain on way out:||920 ft / 280 m|
| Distance:||3.7 mi / 5.9 km|
| End Trailhead:||5400msl ridge 5425 ft / 1653 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 54 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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