Ascent of Wasson Peak on 2015-12-22

Climber: Kreg Ellzey

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wasson Peak
    Elevation:4687 ft / 1428 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a combined trip report for Wasson and Amole Peaks.

Began hike at 1:39 pm from the King Canyon TH (K24) along Kinney Road. Weather was cool, overcast and calm on start. At approx 4,000 feet temps dropped a few degrees and the wind picked up. After passing a few hikers on the trail up to the first saddle, I arrived at the summit of Wasson Peak at approximately 2:55 pm after 3.4 miles of trekking. After taking in the views, signing the summit log, and snapping a few requisite photos I departed the summit and headed on to Amole Peak.

I arrived at the summit of Amole Peak at 3:25 pm after a short hike (ca. 1 mile) along Norris Tr from Wasson Peak. There was previously a summit log (mason jar) but no lid or log remained so I snapped a few photos from the summit before departing. After descending Amole Peak I continued west along the Norris Tr until reaching the Esperanza Tr where I turned south. I followed the Esperanza Tr for about a mile then turned right onto the Gould Mine Tr, which took me back to the King Canyon TH.

Time back to vehicle was 4:39 pm. Total distance back to TH from Amole Peak was about 3.2 mi.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1815 ft / 553 m
    Total Elevation Loss:383 ft / 116 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1815 ft / 553 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:King Canyon Tr, Wasson Pk Tr
    Start Trailhead:King Canyon TH  2872 ft / 875 m
    Time:0 Days 1 Hours 23 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:383 ft / 116 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Norris Tr
    End Trailhead:Wasson/Amole Col  4304 ft / 1311 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 18 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Wasson Peak 2015 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Wasson Peak2015-12-22 a1815 ft / 553 m
2Amole Peak2015-12-22 b118 ft / 36 m
Total Trip Gain: 1933 ft / 589 m    Total Trip Loss: 1933 ft / 589 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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