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Ascent of Mount Wilson on 2016-01-09

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Andrew Blong
Richard Hensley
Josef Nuernberger -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 9, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Wilson
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:5445 ft / 1659 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to the trailhead was surprisingly decent given recent heavy rains (still required high-clearance). Annoyingly, the trailhead has (relatively) recently been moved a little over half a mile further down, as the original boundary, signs, and fence are still standing.

As for the hike, the road beyond the trailhead is a decent trail until it disappears into the wash. From there one can follow the wash as far as one wants to the ridge. We went more directly on the ascent, and followed the wash, more or less, on the descent. Not far above the last major branch in the wash, there is a significant dry fall which caused us to stay northeast of the wash for a while, but other than that the wash was enjoyable.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3445 ft / 1049 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:9.8 mi / 15.8 km
    Route:Missouri Springs
    Trailhead:Missouri Springs TH  2200 ft / 670 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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