Ascent of Quinn Canyon Range High Point on 2012-05-13
|Others in Party:||Eric Kassan|
----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 ReportKay, 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
| Time Up:||3 Hours 52 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 25 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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