Ascent of Gu Achi Peak on 2016-01-24
|Others in Party:||Kay Komuro -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|Date:||Sunday, January 24, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Gu Achi Peak|
| Elevation:||4556 ft / 1388 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe drive to the trailhead is well documented in Paul McClellan's trip report. I would add the following:
+ The area just before hitting the east-west road (before 26.2 miles), is great for camping- plenty of wide-open level ground.
+ I recommend parking where they did (the intersection at 2400') The drive to get our extra 80' was not worth it (and finding a place to park and/or turn around becomes difficult).
+ If you want to approach (or depart) from the north (I-8 or I-10), the east-west road does connect with Indian Route 34 which then connects with Indian Route 15. Both the Indian Routes are paved, but the intervening dirt road is annoying - some good sections, but frequent deep wash crossings that require constant attention and deceleration.
The hike itself is not bad, though very steep. There were a few places I did some class 3 scrambling on the way up, but all are probably avoidable (we avoided most on the descent by staying below the ridge when it was very rocky from about 4300'-4450').
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2076 ft / 632 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.6 mi / 4.2 km|
| Route:||East ridge|
| Trailhead:||Road @2480' 2480 ft / 755 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time:||2 Hours |
| Time:||2 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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