Ascent of Parsnip Peak on 2016-05-14

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Anji Cerney -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 14, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Parsnip Peak
    Elevation:8916 ft / 2717 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to Blue Rock Spring has some minor rough spots, but is not bad overall (high-clearance vehicles should be OK). We parked where we did mostly because I wanted some road walking before we headed up a steep slope without a trail. Once leaving the road, there was some bushwhacking but the terrain in general was better than I had expected. In what could have been the worst sections, we were able to find game trails that made it fairly easy. The summit had great views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2896 ft / 882 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2896 ft / 882 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2476 ft / 754 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1956 ft / 596 m; Extra: 520 ft / 158m
    Loss on way in:520 ft / 158 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Northwest ridge
    Start Trailhead:Blue Rock Spring Rd @ 6960'  6960 ft / 2121 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2376 ft / 724 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1956 ft / 596 m; Extra: 420 ft / 128m
    Gain on way out:420 ft / 128 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Northwest ridge
    End Trailhead:Blue Rock Spring Rd @ 6960'  6960 ft / 2121 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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