Ascent of Wasson Peak on 2015-12-22
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 22, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4687 ft / 1428 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis 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|
| 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|
| 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:
Total Trip Gain: 1933 ft / 589 m Total Trip Loss: 1933 ft / 589 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Kreg Ellzey
Click Here for a Full Screen Map
Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.
Download this GPS track as a GPX file
This page has been served 497 times since 2005-01-15.