Ascent of Mount Pennell on 2008-07-08

Climber: Dean Molen

Others in Party:Andrew Davis----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Pennell
    Elevation:11408 ft / 3477 m

Ascent Trip Report

We did this in July and I can tell you that the summertime isn't the best time to do some of these desert peaks (90 degrees) but by going slowly and drinking lots of water, we hiked the 9 mile round tripper and came out fine. This is a neat peak and the views are expansive. We hiked up the road for a good portion of the hike due to a big tree that blocked the road near its start until we reached the FAA station on the subpeak and then did the last past following a rough path up to the summit. I was with my son in law on this one.

See my summitpost page (link on main page)
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3860 ft / 1176 m
    Elevation Loss:3860 ft / 1176 m
    Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3760 ft / 1146 m
    Extra Loss:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Straight Creek Road
    Trailhead:7768 ft / 2367 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3740 ft / 1140 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Trailhead:7768 ft / 2367 m

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