Ascent of Panther Peak on 2016-01-02

Climber: Kreg Ellzey

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, January 2, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Panther Peak
    Elevation:3435 ft / 1046 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked along Picture Rocks Rd at its intersection with Panther Wash Tr and began the hike in at 1:55 pm. Hiked westward along the Panther Wash Tr for just over a mile then turned north and followed another wash up to the base of the south drainage. Once you get into the drainage leading up to the saddle you will nearly immediately find a fairly well defined trail that is marked almost continuously to the saddle, and on to the summit, with numerous cairns. The trail, although unmaintained, is very well worn and for the most part easy to follow. Once on top (ca. 3:12 pm) I signed the summit log, grabbed a quick snack and enjoyed the views for about 20 minutes before beginning my descent. My trek back was the reverse of my route up, arriving back at my vehicle at 4:39 pm.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:971 ft / 295 m
    Total Elevation Loss:971 ft / 295 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:971 ft / 295 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Panther Wash Tr, S Drainage to Saddle
    Start Trailhead:Panther Wash Tr/Picture Rocks Rd  2464 ft / 751 m
    Time:0 Days 1 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:971 ft / 295 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:S Drainage, Panther Wash Tr
    End Trailhead:Panther Wash Tr/Picture Rocks Rd  2464 ft / 751 m
    Time:0 Days 1 Hours 10 Minutes

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