Ascent of Turtle Mountain on 2018-02-07

Climber: Paul McClellan

Others in Party:Roxanna Baker
Gary Fabiano
Bill Hiscox
Jane Hiscox
June Meyer
John Ohm
John Perillo
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Turtle Mountain
    Elevation:7004 ft / 2134 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a Southern Arizona Hiking Club (SAHC) hike led by Gary Fabiano and myself. The drive into the Turtle Springs "trailhead" via Bonita Creek was long and challenging, requiring a capable vehicle with high clearance, 4WD, and lockers. I would have turned around without Gary Fabiano (a very experienced 4-wheeler) as my copilot. The hike itself was across open country through grass and over rocky ground. Game trails helped get us through a prickly pear cactus garden and up a steep slope. The open summit provided views of mountain ranges in all directions. Should I ever revisit Turtle Mountain I will try driving in via Morenci, AZ.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2124 ft / 647 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:West Slopes
    Trailhead:Road near Turtle Spring  4960 ft / 1511 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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