Ascent of Kitt Peak on 2012-03-16

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Harlan Stockman
Courtney Purcell
Date:Friday, March 16, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kitt Peak
    Elevation:6880 ft / 2097 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road goes virtually to the summit, but we wanted some exercise so we parked by mile marker 9 and walked up the last three miles.

To get to the natural high point, one does need to do a bit of scrambling and/or bushwhacking.

The views are better from the peak when looking directions other than south (the big telescope is south) than from the big telescope's observation deck which is inside and forces one to look through dirty glass. But since the observatory blocks the view south, one has to go there to see Baboquivari peak and/or the rest of the observatory.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1080 ft / 329 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Trailhead:Road @ 5800'  5800 ft / 1767 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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