Ascent of Tip Top Mountain on 2009-09-26
|Others in Party:||Brad Cadle|
|Date:||Saturday, September 26, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Tip Top Mountain|
| Elevation:||7623 ft / 2323 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA 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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