Ascent of Tip Top Mountain on 2009-09-26

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Brad Cadle
Anna Cadle
Date:Saturday, September 26, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tip Top Mountain
    Elevation:7623 ft / 2323 m

Ascent Trip Report

A nice quick hike (driving to and from the "trailhead" is likely to take almost as much time as the hike - a high clearance vehicle is recommended). The summit provides a decent, but not remarkable, view.

The only challenge is finding the unmaintained trail to the summit from the road - when you come to the cement storage shack, go past it (on the level road - not on the road ascending to the left) - the trail starts about 50 yards down the road ascending by a solitary tree on the left. If you miss the trail and come to the end of the road, just start climbing the southeast ridge - that will bring you to the trail higher up.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:973 ft / 296 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Tip Top Mtn Road to trail on SE ridge
    Trailhead:Pullout off 2N02 just north of Tip Top Mtn Road  6750 ft / 2057 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail

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