Ascent of Peacock Peak on 1998-10-05
|Date:||Monday, October 5, 1998|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6292 ft / 1917 m|
Ascent Trip ReportNamed by Lieut. J.C. Ives in 1858 for G.H. Peacock a member of his party who discovered a large spring in the area north of Hackberry. (Barnes, p.323)
The land between Hackberry Road and the north-south power line appears to be state land. Land near the trailhead is privately owned with some land sales taking place. As of October, 1998 the route descibed below was open. Please close all gates since there is cattle ranching in the area.
Peacock Mountain can be reached from route 66 on the north side. Take route 66 north from Kingman to the town of Hackberry. At a point on route 66 0.5 miles east of milepost 82 turn south on Hackberry Road. Drive south on this excellent, graded dirt road for 7.25 miles to a dirt road on your right. This road is 0.25 miles north of where Hackberry Road crosses under high voltage power lines running east-west. Drive west on this fair dirt road and in 2.8 miles reach a sign-in box and gate. This area is state land, but is open to hunting and hiking. Sign the book and continue west through the gate and at 4.0 miles turn right at a north-south running power line. Go north for 1.75 miles and then turn left (west) on a new graded road which is marked elsewhere as Golden Trails Dr. Follow this road when it turns north for a short distance and then back west. After 2.0 miles turn right onto a poor road and go 0.6 miles to the end of the road at a windmill and water tank. UTM here is: 249740E, 3909620N (NAD27). The summit is 1.2 miles from here on a bearing of 284 degrees and is behind and NW of the prominent rock pinnacle on the ridge. Hike about 0.2 miles NW to a wash and then follow the wash toward the mountain. There is dry waterfall after a short distance and some brush. I suggest moving right and staying higher on the slopes as you make your way up to the ridgetop. The ascent takes about 1 1/4 hours and the elevation gain is 1500 ft. 10/98 RLC
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