Ascent of Vulture Peak on 2017-12-23
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, December 23, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||3660 ft / 1115 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a pleasant surprise. Nice little leg-stretcher to break up a drive or fill out a day. And only 10 miles from Wickenburg and car accessible. 4WD HC can cut out the first 1.2 mile if you can navigate the unsigned roads to get to a higher trailhead. Well-constructed trail up to a saddle, then most of last 220 ft up is steep and easy class 3 up a chute. Views from Weaver Pk to the Four Peaks to Mt Lemmon. Seems to be Wickenburg's little secret. This mountain range HP had only 1 peakbagger entry this year, but I saw 20 others on my 2 1/2 hr hike. My level showed the north peak about 5 ft higher than the south one that has the benchmark.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1530 ft / 465 m|
| Extra Gain:||180 ft / 54 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.8 mi / 6.1 km|
| Route:||Vulture Pk Trail|
| Trailhead:||Vulture Pk TH 2490 ft / 758 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||bkn cirrus; viz 100mi; lgt winds; pleasant|
| Time:||1 Hours 2 Minutes|
| Time:||49 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Richard Hensley
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