Ascent to Boundary Peak-Trail Canyon Saddle on 2006-09-06

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Boundary Peak - Trail Canyon Saddle
    Elevation:10800 ft / 3291 m

Ascent Trip Report


Yesterday, Rose and I arrived at our boundary peak base camp (NE of the peak) - the parking area at the very end, and the very, very rough, trail canyon road (should have a 4x4). I set up camp with a huge tarp over the car and eating area (for rain or sun). Met and talked to C Schultz, a highpointer from AZ, who had just come down from the summit, he suggested I take the trail canyon saddle route. He will be involved with AZ'S 2008 highpointer convention. He drove out .
8h00 - I left camp following instructions from "charlie and diane winger's guide book". After a while, as you climb up the valley, there is no trail. The trail canyon saddle is very clear in front of you, towards the west, and above a huge open meadow, with a lot of low brush. I choose a straight line to the saddle, picking up a trail on the final moderate climb to the saddle. A very beautifull dry area, a herd of wild horses grazing on the hill side ! ! they looked my way.

12hoo Back to camp for a lazy rest of the day. Two guys drove up in late PM, parked their truck and hiked up to a campsite further up in the meadows. I readied my gear for an early summit day.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1800 ft / 548 m
    Elevation Loss:1800 ft / 548 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1800 ft / 548 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route: trail/open cross country, westward up valley
    Trailhead:campground at end of trail canyon rd/NE of summit  9000 ft / 2743 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1800 ft / 548 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:westward trail/open cross counrty
    Trailhead:campground at end of trail canyon rd/NE of summit  9000 ft / 2743 m

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