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Ascent of Mount Perkins on 2011-12-31

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Mountain Man Henry The
Kay Komuro
Anji Cerney
Angela Kassan
Ed Forkos
Luba Leef
Ali Haghi
Matt Riley
Dave Luttman
Crystal DiPietro
Sandy
Danny
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, December 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Perkins
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:5456 ft / 1662 m

Ascent Trip Report

To start with, getting to this "trailhead" is difficult- roads on the topographic or Google maps don't exist (at least not in their entirety). Use satellite images to see what roads exist and where they are. Given the roads aren't on any map, they were in surprisingly good shape (they get bad enough to dissuade most passenger cars, but are mild by high-clearance standards). We could have driven a little further, but we did want some exercise.

I tried the southeast ridge before and really liked it (see earlier trip report), so I wanted to introduce some friends to it.

On the way down we descended into the canyon north of the ridge. It offered great views of rock pinnacles that were not (easily?) visible from the ridge. That said, the terrain wasn't great- a lot of steep, loose class 2. Once down in the bottom of the canyon, the canyon got brushy, and after a while it was so bad we needed to climb out of it for a short stretch. Once past that though, it was easy going back to our "trailhead".
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2206 ft / 671 m
    Elevation Loss:2206 ft / 671 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2156 ft / 656 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:southeast ridge
    Trailhead:35.568127,-114.461830  3400 ft / 1036 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2106 ft / 641 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:drainage north of southeast ridge
    Trailhead:35.568127,-114.461830  3400 ft / 1036 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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