Ascent of Harquahala Mountain on 2017-03-27

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Others in Party:David Sanger -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Monday, March 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Harquahala Mountain
    Elevation:5681 ft / 1731 m

Ascent Trip Report

the harquahala mountain byway is definitely a 4x4 hi-clearance road. you'll want sturdy tires as well: the rocks are sharp and frequent.

we stopped at a turnout in order to get some hiking in. a bit further up the road was a big rock in the road, there was a work crew headed up the mountain to remove it. it would have been tricky to get my truck around it, but not impossible (another similarly large truck appeared to make it past the rock after we were done our hike).

the wildflowers were awesome, at all elevations. definitely a good time to visit: it wasn't too hot, but a week earlier there had been a heatwave, and we kind of lucked out with a "cool" spell (only ~80F), and some welcome winds.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1441 ft / 439 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Trailhead:4240 ft / 1292 m
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 16 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: harquahala

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Harquahala Mountain2017-03-27 a1441 ft / 439 m
2Harquahala Wilderness High Point2017-03-27 b 
Total Trip Gain: 1441 ft / 439 m    Total Trip Loss: 1441 ft / 439 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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