Ascent of Signal Peak on 2018-10-29

Climber: Jerry Thomas

Others in Party:Cheryl Thomas
Date:Monday, October 29, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Signal Peak
    Elevation:10365 ft / 3159 m

Ascent Trip Report

This hike was almost entirely on a maintained trail except for the last half mile. The trailhead is in Pine Valley. The trail goes up through Forsyth Canyon. The trail crosses a stream several times but most of the time the stream crossings are trivial. The trail follows a wooded canyon which reaches a flat meadow area with many Aspen trees. You then switch back up the side of Burger mountain and start a traverse towards Signal Peak. At some point you must leave the trail and bushwhack up to the peak. The peak is entirely covered in trees with only a small view.
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Cheryl on the Forsyth Canyon trail on the way to Signal Peak (2018-10-29). Photo by Jerry Thomas.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4197 ft / 1278 m
    Extra Gain:239 ft / 72 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.2 mi / 21.2 km
    Route:Forsyth Canyon
    Trailhead:6646 ft / 2025 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 28 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jerry Thomas
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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Other Photos

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Cheryl climbs the switchbacks near Burger Peak with Snow Canyon in the background (2018-10-29). Photo by Jerry Thomas.
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