Ascent of Kaibab Plateau High Point on 2011-07-22

Climber: Eric Kassan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, July 22, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kaibab Plateau High Point
    Elevation:9200 ft / 2804 m

Ascent Trip Report

While one can drive to this summit, to me, it just doesn't seem right. That said, the road hike is fairly dusty and the road gets enough traffic to be irritating (about 6 cars per hour).

The only challenge in this is finding the true high point. Fortunately, a major antenna was built fairly close, and is easily visible just east of the road. Once at the antenna, if one heads south, one will soon see the summit cairn.

There is not much reward in this, other than checking the peak off one's lists. The view from the summit is non-existent - just a view of surrounding trees and the previously mentioned antenna.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:500 ft / 153 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Trailhead:West Rim Pkwy at Deer Lake  8700 ft / 2651 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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