Ascent of La Croix Hanzo on 2013-05-01
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 1, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||La Croix Hanzo|
| Elevation:||1088 m / 3570 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportParking at the picnic tables marked Pré Petit Jean on the 1:25K map, I took the left hand (northernmost) path of the two leading into the forest from that point. This deteriorated into a mud-fest caused by recent logging activity but I persevered as it traversed rightwards and upwards across the slope until I came to a track that looked like it led directly up to the summit. This proved a good choice, and after crossing a better forest road I came to the summit area. This time I could locate the trig point but it was unusually not on the highest point of the hill. There were other markers (one a cross) in the forest, but the highest ground seemed unmarked and was probably about 2m higher than the trig (trig is given 1086m on the map, I estimate the highest ground at 1088m). Descent by the same route.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||165 m / 539 ft|
| Distance:||2 km / 1.2 mi|
| Route:||Forest roads|
| Trailhead:||Pré Petit Jean 923 m / 3031 ft|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Time Up:||30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||15 Minutes|
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