Ascent of Tierra Blanca Mountains High Point on 2017-03-25

Climber: Ginger Partyka

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 Report

Headed 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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

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