Ascent of Tierra Blanca Mountains High Point on 2017-03-25
|Others in Party:||Alex Black|
|Date:||Saturday, March 25, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Tierra Blanca Mountains High Point|
| Elevation:||3089 ft / 941 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHeaded up from Agua Caliente Hot Springs County Park. Cost me 3 dollars to park in the Day Use Area. The lady at the front desk told me I looked like a "strong hiker" and gave me a map for a two mile loop :) I said thanks!
Headed up a wash south of Squaw to the high point. The first bit was a series of beautiful and reversible dryfalls, but then it turned into a boulder field for the next half mile or so. We made very slow time through the boulder field. Once we got past the boulder fields, it was a fairly mellow summit. We descended off the backside of the mountain into the Inner Pasture.
We strongly considered hiking from the Inner Pasture back to Agua Caliente via Moonlight Canyon. From the topo, it seemed very feasible and easy, but it was getting later in the afternoon, so we opted for a known quantity instead and hiked out the wide canyon that bordered Stage Benchmark. I think hiking out via Moonlight would have been a great way to turn this trek into a pretty decent loop.
Attempted to hitchhike back to Agua Caliente, but no one picked us up! Had to road hike it for 3 miles back to the car.
4 Mylar Balloons
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1679 ft / 511 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1679 ft / 511 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||8.5 mi / 13.7 km|
| Gain on way in:||1679 ft / 511 m|
| Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Route:||Wash South of Squaw|
| Start Trailhead:||1410 ft / 429 m|
| Loss on way out:||1679 ft / 511 m|
| Distance:||6.5 mi / 10.5 km|
| Route:||Inner Pasture|
| End Trailhead:||1410 ft / 429 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Ginger Partyka
Click Here for a Full Screen Map
Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.
Download this GPS track as a GPX file
This page has been served 267 times since 2005-01-15.