Ascent of Quinn Canyon Range High Point on 2012-05-13

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Eric Kassan
Harlan S
----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 Report

Kay, Eric and I met Harlan, Courtney, and his GF DB the afternoon after our Worthington adventure, then camped near a creek for the hike up to the top of the Quinn Canyon Range. Courtney and his girl took off shortly after we got there, so it would just be the four of us.

After taking the Xterra a bit further up the road, we all got out and began the hike up the ATV road. Not long afterward, a 6" downed tree trunk blocked the road to SUVs/trucks, though it was high enough that a quad or bike could probably get under it. The road ran alongside the creek, became a trail, and crossed and recrossed the water several times.

Eventually, we head up a steep ridge through a forested area, hit the south ridge, and just kept going up. Harlan was stopping every 100 vertical feet for short breaks (presumably for everyone else's benefit). Eventually, Kay got tired of the waiting and blew right by him, and then we all hammered out the last 300 feet or so up to the top.

Descent down was along the same course, with Kay taking lots of photographs, especially of the stream crossings. I eventually took off and ran the last mile or so the the Xterra, as no one had taken so many photos of me since my Senior Ball back in High School!

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3856 ft / 1175 m
    Distance:10.3 mi / 16.6 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:Road near ranch  6329 ft / 1929 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear, warm day
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 52 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 25 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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