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Ascent of Mount Bangs on 2013-05-04

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Susan Murphy
Kevin Ford
Mountain Man Henry The
Mountain Man Henry The
James Morehouse
Brett Sapowith
Lorraine Wajda
Angela
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 4, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Bangs
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:8012 ft / 2442 m

Ascent Trip Report

This 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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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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