Ascent of Crossman Peak on 2011-03-19
|Date:||Saturday, March 19, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5100 ft / 1554 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe road is in pretty good condition and better drivers than I might be able to get a passenger car to the end of the public road. That said, if you do drive the dirt road, there are a few things to note:
1. The turnoff for Falls Spring Wash Road was moved about 500' up the road from where it appears on the topo.
2. There is a locked gate at about 3300', but the road is bad and difficult to turn around on after a sharp right turn just below 3200' - I recommend parking there, there's plenty of space for it.
3. If you choose to walk the road, it can get unpleasant on weekend afternoons with significant traffic (including ATVs and dirt bikes) and numerous people target shooting.
The road also passes by a couple of open mining holes, but I don't know how deep they went. At the antenna farm, a clear trail goes to the true summit, but even if not, following the ridgeline would not be too difficult.
When I visited the summit, there was considerable haze, yet I was still able to see the lake and an incredible amount of the Colorado River. It must be really spectacular when clear.
The summit gets more traffic than this site would imply - the first register was full (granted it was left quite some time ago). I left a new one.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3560 ft / 1085 m|
| Extra Gain:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||14.4 mi / 23.2 km|
| Route:||Road to antenna farm, then trail|
| Trailhead:||E Bison Blvd (end of pavement) 1640 ft / 499 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time Up:||3 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 45 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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