Peakbagger.com

Ascent of Wasson Peak on 2009-06-29

Climber: Tim Trousdale

Others in Party:Dr. Symonds
Date:Monday, June 29, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wasson Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:4687 ft / 1428 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is peak is attainable for a summer hike in Tucson. Our hike commenced at about 7:00 AM with temps in the 80s. The trail ascended gradually for the first 2 miles but then gets fairly steep between miles 2 and 3. The main trails were well maintained and clearly marked but we did some off trail scrambling to capture views south of the Sweetwater trail just east of the Hugh Norris trail. The final ascent up the peak on the Hugh Norris trail is not very steep but the summit provides outstanding views of Tucson and Marana. During the decent we did some more off trail scrambling to bag Amole Peak. This peak is about a mile down the Hugh Norris trail from Wasson and is best attained by ascending the eastern face. We completed the trip by 12:30 PM and temps were an oppressive 100 F.
Route
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2062 ft / 627 m
    Elevation Loss:2062 ft / 627 m
    Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Temps were pushing 100 F and it was humid for AZ
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1872 ft / 570 m
    Extra Loss:93 ft / 28 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:King Canyon to Hugh Norris
    Trailhead:King Canyon Trailhead  2908 ft / 886 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 23 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1969 ft / 599 m
    Extra Gain:190 ft / 57 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Hugh Norris to Sendero Esperanza to Gould Mine
    Trailhead:King Canyon Trailhead  2908 ft / 886 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 15 Minutes



This page has been served 204 times since 2005-01-15.




Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page
Copyright © 1987-2014 by Peakbagger.com. All Rights Reserved.