Ascent of Seaman Range High Point on 2013-10-12

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Jerry Thomas -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, October 12, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Seaman Range High Point
    Elevation:8606 ft / 2623 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a very enjoyable hike, with was much more scenic that one would otherwise guess. It has numerous beautiful sandstone cliffs and some nice formations including hoodoos.

To get to the trailhead, take Weepah Springs Road north from 318. This is a surprisingly well maintained road up to the point where the road re-combines after it divides. At that point, it gets quite rough, but only is only about 1/4 mile from the wilderness boundary. While the road is generally great (by dirt standards) there are a few rough washes that would give low-clearance vehicles some challenges.

From the trailhead, take the old road to the right of the hill on the left to avoid some unnecessary gain. Beyond that, it's just a matter of making for the main drainage going up the slope. At a point it gets very rocky, but keeping to the right of the drainage allows one to avoid most of the rock hopping.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2356 ft / 718 m
    Elevation Loss:2356 ft / 718 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2306 ft / 703 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Wash southeast of summit
    Trailhead:Southern trailhead  6400 ft / 1950 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2256 ft / 688 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:Wash southeast of summit
    Trailhead:Southern trailhead  6400 ft / 1950 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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