Ascent of Mount Union on 2006-11-17

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Others in Party:Bill
Date:Friday, November 17, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Union
    Elevation:7979 ft / 2431 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mt. Union was my 200th County Highpoint. I hiked this with Bill on November 17, 2006. I took the easy approach and drove my car to within ¾ of a mile of the summit.

From Prescott I found Mount Vernon Avenue off the main drag of Gurley and headed south out of town. Mount Vernon turns into Old Senator Road and also changes from paved to a gravel road. Stay on this main road heading generally south and up. At a cattle guard turn left onto road 261 and follow this to a “Y” intersection. 261 continues to the right and 261A goes to the left. Stop and park here. 261A is gated a short way up the road.

There is a sign at this intersection indicating that Mt. Union is 1.0 mile up the road. It is only about .7 mile to the summit with a gain of about 350ft. Bill and I made short work of this hike and were back at the car in about .5 hour. It was a beautiful day and this is one of the easiest highpoints of all the counties of Arizona. I dropped off Bill and headed for Mohave County and Hualapai Peak for one more county before heading back to Oregon.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:344 ft / 104 m
    Elevation Loss:344 ft / 104 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:344 ft / 104 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Trailhead:7635 ft / 2327 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:344 ft / 104 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Trailhead:7635 ft / 2327 m

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