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Ascent of Ak Chin Reservation High Point on 2017-05-07

Climber: Andy Martin

Date:Sunday, May 7, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ak Chin Reservation High Point
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:1270 ft / 387 m

Ascent Trip Report

The reservation HP is a drive up at the NE corner of N Ralston Road and W Peters and Nail Road. My wife was not terribly impressed by this apex, and failed to exit the vehicle, which is the crux of the ascent. An elevated man made berm sits about 100 feet NE of the corner, surrounding some sort of pond (see air pics). This area is guarded by a sturdy cyclone fence topped with barbed wire. I first walked the fence to the north, seeking BM 1270, which failed to make itself visible. I then walked the fence to the east, looking for a possible route to the top of the berm. About this time a large white pickup started a patrol of the berm top, and a retreat to my vehicle was deemed prudent. Several imported rocks were then used to construct a midget cairn, which hides a midget register.
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Looking NE from the HP. The berm behind the fence is manmade. Rocks were imported, and cover register, (2017-05-07). Photo by Andy Martin.
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