Ascent of Coyote Mountain on 2017-01-07

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Paul McClellan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 7, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Coyote Mountain
    Elevation:6529 ft / 1990 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ouch! This is a tough hike no matter what, but add on to that I developed leg cramps on the ascent that did not go away, and you have torture unlike any other I have endured. On the plus side, since my last visit (when I failed), someone appears to have added additional cairns making routefinding (slightly) easier. Speaking of routes, two things come to mind:
1. We found on the final ridge, going up to the south of peak 6220+' works best
2. Atop the final ridge (about 6450'), there are many rock outcroppings- the trail is below and north of the ridge

One thing I should have mentioned in my earlier report (and still holds) is that one should wear heavier footwear and possibly gaiters as there are some nasty plants (Agave schottii?) which are intent on stabbing feet and ankles. Prepare (mentally and physically) to lose blood on this hike!

Note: The dog noted in past trip reports was not present.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4330 ft / 1318 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
    Route:Old trail
    Trailhead:Northeast wilderness bdry  2999 ft / 914 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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