Ascent of Bunker Hill on 2012-07-14
|Others in Party:||Collin Kamholz|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, July 14, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11473 ft / 3496 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCollin and I drove up and arrive late Friday night (technically Saturday morning) and found Lori's truck, where she was presumably asleep in the back (she has a bed shell). We set up our tents and went to bed.
Next day Lori was awake, leaving our camp still set up we piled into Lori's truck for the brief but rugged drive to the trailhead, sparing Collin's Subaru from the road.
The hike goes up a valley along a wash bed, the connects to a ridge that follows to the summit. We sat, ate lunch, took some photos, then headed down the way we came up.
100 meters up the trail from the truck I caught a boot toe in a root and took a nasty fall, cutting my hand up. I was very fortunate not to be badly injured as I fell into a downed tree with sharp broken nubs of branches and could have easily been impaled on any of them. Lori patched me up and we went back to camp, broke down our tents, and head off to look for a place to camp prior to our ascent of Table Mountain the next day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3313 ft / 1009 m|
| Extra Gain:||60 ft / 18 m|
| Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| Route:||Trail to near summit|
| Trailhead:||Trailhead 8280 ft / 2523 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
Storms in area, but no rain.
| Time Up:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 21 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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