Ascent of Saddle Mountain on 2018-01-18
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, January 18, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||3037 ft / 925 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowed the driving directions provided by surgent and mstender on SummitPost.org http://www.summitpost.org/saddle-mountain-tonopah-az/938967 . My driving notes are as follows:
0.0 Driving West on I-10 from Phoenix, take Exit 94 (441 Avenue).
3.0 Turn Right onto Salome Highway.
8.4 TL onto Courthouse Road at a Y.
9.1 TL onto unmarked BLM 8211 (there is a kiosk here).
10.1 Cross BLM 8212
10.2 Park at a parking/dispersed camping area.
My only additions to the SummitPost route description are:
(1) The trail starts just beyond a gully to the SE of the parking area and heads East.
(2) Soon turn right at a cairn onto a faint climbers trail heading directly towards Saddle Mountain. If you miss this first junction and continue east, you will find another junction marked by a T shaped rock pattern with a faint trail lined with small rocks heading towards the mountain. The climbers trail becomes more obvious as it leads up to a notch below the upper east face of Saddle Mountain.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1637 ft / 498 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.2 mi / 5.2 km|
| Route:||N Side Trail, W Face|
| Trailhead:||BLM Road 8211 1400 ft / 426 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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