Ascent of Bunker Hill on 2017-07-15

Climber: Richard Hensley

Others in Party:Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Stacey Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bunker Hill
    Elevation:11473 ft / 3496 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started up from saddle through light brown messy scree, then soon picked up decent use trail (cairned) angling up and right, across the whole north face. Helped a lot. My west-most track worked best. Nice use trail bypassing the white false summit, west side.
As others have reported, the switchbacks above the trailhead have been obliterated. Going down into the creekbed was no fun either. Could starting about due east to angle across the creek, and through gaps between the outcrops/rocks down low and the tree clusters higher up? Can't remember, but that's probably too steep to sidehill. Could it be cleaner to just start up halfway back down the road and gain the crest before the trees? Maybe someone else can try to find a better way.
Additional reports on Toiyabe Peak 11061 (Archie) and Toiyabe Peak 11038 (Edith) for breakdowns on the traverse.
I didn't get a chance to try a decent sheep trail cutting across the west slope of 11038 at 10300-10400msl, and make this easier from my start, without a car shuttle.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4273 ft / 1302 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5303 ft / 1615 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4253 ft / 1296 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2138 ft / 651 m; Extra: 2115 ft / 644m
    Loss on way in:2115 ft / 644 m
    Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Route:Archie, Edith
    Start Trailhead:Point 9335  9335 ft / 2845 m
    Time:5 Hours 3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3188 ft / 971 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3168 ft / 965 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    End Trailhead:Basin Canyon  8305 ft / 2531 m
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Hensley
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