Ascent of Mount Jo Peak on 2016-02-17
|Date:||Wednesday, February 17, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mount Jo Peak|
| Elevation:||6427 ft / 1958 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a private hike with George Christiansen and Miriam Khamis. We had spent the morning skiing at Mountain High and still had enough energy to knock off a couple of Peakbagger peaks on the way home. These two peaks just east of Gobblers Knob. Driving direction from the 15 were west on 138 to Lone Pine Canyon Road, turn left, go 5.4 miles to a dirt road (3N31). There is a sign. Drive 3 miles up this road (passable with a high clearance vehicle) to a junction on the ridge. For Mt. Jo, turn left (east), drive about 3/10th of a mile and park. You will see an old jeep trail going east to the summit. It’s a short distance, about 1/10 of a mile with about 30’ gain. It was brush free. There was a sign on the summit.
For Peak 6705, return to the junction, continue west on 3N31 toward Gobbler’s Knob. Drive about 6/10th of a mile to a wide spot. This is the trailhead to Gobblers Knob. 2WD vehicles should park here If you have a 4WD vehicle, you can make a sharp left and drive another ¼ mile to a point where the road drops into a gully. Park here. Looking southeast, you will see tire tracks where hard core 4WD vehicles drive up the side of the mountain to the summit. Just follow those tracks 2/10th of a mile to the summit. It is brush free and about 150’ gain. The actual summit is not where it is shown on a topo. It was about 1/10th of a mile east of that point. We didn’t find any register, benchmark or sign, just a pile of rocks with broken beer bottles.
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