Ascent of Barry Goldwater Peak on 2017-04-01
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, April 1, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Barry Goldwater Peak|
| Elevation:||4083 ft / 1244 m|
Ascent Trip Reporttook the standard route. the flowers near the bottom had seen better days, but as i got higher in elevation they became quite enjoyable. you follow the park trails until you get just west of the point marked 3185 on the USGS topo, then look for cairns and a faint trail headed up the ridge. this cairned trail connects with the radio tower access road, which you take to the top.
the summit was kind of disappointing: between the antennas and the always-running diesel generators creating noise and exhaust fumes, and gusty wind, i didn't want to spend any time there. i headed back downhill to somewhere along the use trail, where i found a nice rock with a view to eat my lunch.
the flowers really made this hike, i'm not sure if i would have enjoyed it in other seasons.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2957 ft / 900 m|
| Extra Gain:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||13 mi / 20.9 km|
| Trailhead:||picnic area 7 1526 ft / 465 m|
| Grade/Class:||class 1|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||2 Hours 22 Minutes|
| Time:||2 Hours 18 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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