Ascent of Pinnacle Ridge on 2017-03-25
|Others in Party:||Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, March 25, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7550 ft / 2301 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe parked just beyond the Forest Service gate near Sand Tank. We tried to roughly follow Richard Hensley's route description (2016-04-23). His description of the summit pinnacle was very helpful.
Driving Directions to Trailhead #66 (Sand Tank)
0.0 Turn West onto Klondyke Road from US 70 NW of Safford.
19.6 Pass sign "SAND TANK 4 -> TRAIL 66 4 ->"
Just past the sign turn right. Zero your odometer.
0.0 Turn right onto the road leading towards Sand Tank/Trail 66.
0.7 Camping on the left.
0.8 Camping on the left.
1.7 Turn right at a Y junction. This is signed Road 677.
2.2 Pass through a gate.
2.3 Continue straight on Road 677 at a junction with a road leading to the left.
The road to the left leads to Devils Tank. Camping on the right.
3.2 Pass through a gate.
3.9 Pass through a gate and enter USFS. Park just beyond the gate.
The road continues as Trail 66.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2270 ft / 691 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2270 ft / 691 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7 mi / 11.3 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||2270 ft / 691 m|
| Distance:||3.7 mi / 6 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Sand Tank 5280 ft / 1609 m|
| Loss on way out:||2270 ft / 691 m|
| Distance:||3.3 mi / 5.3 km|
| End Trailhead:||Sand Tank 5280 ft / 1609 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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