Ascent of Turtle Mountain on 2017-11-26
|Others in Party:||Michael Berry|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, November 26, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7004 ft / 2134 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe drove in from Morenci by turning west onto signed Lower Eagle Creak Road above town. The first 5 miles to a mine are very well graded. Then you have to ford a river which was low on our visit. Beyond the river the road because much rougher and rockier and has some steep section. We got to within 1.5 miles of pass 5892 where a very nasty (a couple bars missing) cattle guard prevented us from driving further.
The hike itself is very straightforward (we followed Ken Jones' tracks) and the views at the top are outstanding.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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