Ascent of Avawatz Peak on 2012-02-04
|Others in Party:||Collin Kamholz|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, February 4, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||6155 ft / 1876 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter being rather concerned about the road condition (I'm new to 4WD driving), I was pleasantly surprised. While there were a couple of spicy sections, the road was fairly decent to 4160' where we parked.
From there we took the road maybe a mile further (there were opportunities to leave the road both before and after we did). Once we got to the saddle on the far side of the ridge west of the road, we were able to pick up a use trail which we were able to keep most of the way to the summit. The 400 or so feet from the saddle to the top of that ridge was the steepest and most difficult part of the hike. Once there, it was just a matter of following the ridge with numerous ups and downs to the summit.
The views throughout the hike were incredible.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3435 ft / 1047 m|
| Extra Gain:||720 ft / 219 m|
| Distance:||8.6 mi / 13.8 km|
| Route:||Southeast ridge|
| Trailhead:||Old Mormon Spring Rd @ 4160' 4160 ft / 1267 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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