Ascent of Quinn Canyon Range High Point on 2012-05-13
|Others in Party:||BMS 914|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, May 13, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Quinn Canyon Range High Point|
| Elevation:||10185 ft / 3104 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis is an incredibly beautiful area. In terms of the approach, there are great (suitable for passenger cars) roads to the area from either Hiko or Rachel. The road deteriorates substantially after the ranch at (38.063845,-115.669858). If you get to the intersection where I stopped, I suggest you walk the road north a bit- there is a steep rocky decline, that if one can pass, one can drive probably another mile or so.
The road continued up to and past where we turned off to climb the ridge, despite it being labeled a "pack trail" on the topo map. That said, the road appears mostly used by ATVs and is not very friendly for larger vehicles. The ridge was steep but the ground was usually good, with enough vegetation for shade, but not so much that bushwhacking was often required. The views from the top were amazing!
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3816 ft / 1161 m|
| Extra Gain:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||9.6 mi / 15.4 km|
| Route:||South ridge|
| Trailhead:||North Fork Road (NF Rd 651) 6769 ft / 2063 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time Up:||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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