Ascent of Mount Bangs on 2013-05-04
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
Mountain Man Henry The
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, May 4, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||8012 ft / 2442 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis time, my second ascent, I finally caught the spur of the trail that stays on the ridge, and, as expected, it was much easier than continuing until the main trail dead-ends under the steep rocks! The trail looked as though it had seen some improvement and was better than on my first ascent.
Also, since I didn't mention it in my earlier report, the road I recommend to get there is the main road heading west that goes up through Maple canyon, coming from the main road south from St. George (Mount Trumbull Loop or "5"). The road is mostly good but the last 5-10 miles has some slow (10-20mph) sections requiring high clearance. It's definitely longer distance-wise from Mesquite (or areas further southwest), but probably close to comparable time-wise and much more enjoyable, and accessible with only high-clearance (4wd is nice to have but not needed).
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1692 ft / 516 m|
| Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| Route:||Mt Bangs summit trail|
| Trailhead:||Cougar Springs trailhead 6320 ft / 1926 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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