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Ascent of Mount Union on 2009-10-11

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Sunday, October 11, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Union
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:7979 ft / 2431 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took Walker Road south from highway 69 to what is labeled "Potato Patch" on the topo map (Poachers Row is the street). There were signs indicating no public parking in the community, so I parked at the intersection and walked through the community to the trailhead.

The trail up is 285, not 284 as shown on the topo. Also just after the trail starts there is an unmarked fork - the left fork is trail 285. The trail is very rocky, but otherwise decent and easy to follow. There is a lookout tower at the summit, so the view would be best when it's open. Also, presumably the summit register is in there, as I didn't see it outside.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1119 ft / 341 m
    Elevation Loss:1119 ft / 341 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1119 ft / 341 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Trail 285 -> trail 284
    Trailhead:Potato Patch at Walker Road  6860 ft / 2090 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1119 ft / 341 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Trail 284 -> trail 285
    Trailhead:Potato Patch at Walker Road  6860 ft / 2090 m
    Time Down:45 Minutes



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