Ascent of Peacock Peak on 2018-04-02
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, April 2, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6292 ft / 1917 m|
Ascent Trip ReportKen Jones' route is the way to go, and Dean Gaudet's GPS track for the approach makes navigating easy. The road is in great shape all the way to where the county stops maintaining it. From there it gets rockier. I stopped at a large turnout, though it turns out that the roughest section of the road is before where I stopped. The end of the road also has a nice turnaround.
This was my first Arizona desert peak. There's lots of spiky vegetation, and I was impaled a few times. I was surprised that I didn't run into a rattlesnake since it seemed that the terrain and temperatures were perfect for them.
The summit was nice, and fortunately, clouds came out cooling down temps for the descent.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1741 ft / 530 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1741 ft / 530 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.1 mi / 5 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Windy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||1657 ft / 505 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1573 ft / 479 m; Extra: 84 ft / 25m|
| Loss on way in:||84 ft / 25 m|
| Distance:||1.5 mi / 2.4 km|
| Route:||West Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Turnout 4719 ft / 1438 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 2 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||1657 ft / 505 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1573 ft / 479 m; Extra: 84 ft / 25m|
| Gain on way out:||84 ft / 25 m|
| Distance:||1.6 mi / 2.6 km|
| Route:||West Ridge|
| End Trailhead:||Turnout 4719 ft / 1438 m|
| Time:||48 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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