Ascent to Tumacacori Mountains High Point-canyon on 2017-12-28

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, December 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Point Reached:Tumacacori Mountains High Point - canyon
    Elevation:4397 ft / 1340 m
    Remaining Elevation:1339 ft / 408 m (61% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

I planned this peak a couple of years ago, along with many others. I definitely had another peak (with a nice trail all the way) in mind when I started this. There is a trail starting up this drainage. But when it squeezes into a narrow canyon, it becomes a nasty bushwhack. Plus, 20 minutes in, I realized I'd forgotten my liter of Gatorade, 1/4 of my liquid supply. I thought I could make it if I moved efficiently. Bogged down in this canyon, I had to turn back. Next time I'll walk up the road in the main valley, and take the ridge north.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:970 ft / 295 m
    Total Elevation Loss:970 ft / 295 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:clr; calm, warm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:842 ft / 256 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 714 ft / 218 m; Extra: 128 ft / 39m
    Loss on way in:128 ft / 39 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:SE drainage
    Start Trailhead:Rock Corral Cyn  3683 ft / 1122 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:842 ft / 256 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 714 ft / 218 m; Extra: 128 ft / 39m
    Gain on way out:128 ft / 39 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:SE drainage
    End Trailhead:Rock Corral Cyn  3683 ft / 1122 m
    Time:51 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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