Ascent of Waterman Peak on 2017-12-25

Climber: Richard Hensley

Others in Party:Gary
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, December 25, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Waterman Peak
    Elevation:3830 ft / 1167 m

Ascent Trip Report

Inadvertent point-to-point hike, as I went to the wrong trailhead. Joined the others at the top, and got a ride back to my car. I thought the route I went up was better. It's an old jeep road to a saddle, then a singletrack starts up the ridge. It gradually becomes difficult to follow / find. After the last gendarme on the ridge, I was in too much hurry to look for it, so I guessed and angled up and rightward on a lesser slope to join another ridge. Thus not certain where the trail is between 3560 & 3700msl.

The SE ridge descent was off-trail down to 3300msl, where it joined an old jeep road. Good clearance SUV needed for this start, whereas any car can get to where I parked.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1173 ft / 357 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1267 ft / 386 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:sct cirrus; viz 75mi; calm; pleasant
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1173 ft / 357 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Waterman Pk Tr; NE rij
    Start Trailhead:Waterman Pk TH  2657 ft / 809 m
    Time:48 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1267 ft / 386 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:SE rij; old road
    End Trailhead:32.34641,-111.45912  2563 ft / 781 m
    Time:46 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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