Ascent of Tin Mountain on 2017-10-14

Climber: Mike Maki

Others in Party:Mary Maki
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Tin Mountain
    Elevation:8953 ft / 2728 m

Ascent Trip Report

Don't let the mileage for this peak mislead you. In 3.5 miles you climb over 4000 feet, but it's well worth it. It took us about four hours to make the summit. We parked on a wide section of Racetrack Road and camped on a nice flat previously used spot. 4-wheel drive not required at this time. Well graded but washboarded road. Almost any vehicle could make it to where we parked. See GPX. The route is difficult to see from below. Climb up the alluvial slope to where most tracks converge to start the climb up the ridge. Most of the ridge climb is a nice steep well worn use trail. There is about 600 feet of "one step up, half step down" slog before the rocky knob at 8200ft. From there it's a very nice climb in completely different pinyon juniper environment from below. Climb northeast along the ridge before dropping to a small saddle and arriving at the summit. Some very nice fossilized horn corals and crinoids in the limestone. Great views in all directions. The summit benchmark is blank but a nearby reference mark is labeled Tin. Return the same way. Took us about 3.5 hours to get back down. Pics here Nice jack posed for about a minute for us.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4032 ft / 1228 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Racetrack Rd East Ridge
    Trailhead:4921 ft / 1499 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Maki
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