Ascent of Huffaker Mountain on 2007-06-01

Climber: Eric Noel

Date:Friday, June 1, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Huffaker Mountain
    Elevation:3640 ft / 1109 m

Ascent Trip Report

EN: "I did this peak the same way that Paul, Dean, Bob and the former Miss Huffaker did it. I would just add that it would be helpful to have decent clearance on your vehicle and a saw to deal with the many fallen small trees along the road. It's just the deadfall on the drive that could slow you or stop you; the road itself is a bit grassy but in surprisingly good shape up until the USFS boundary. The property boundary is marked on the south side of the road but I saw no signs forbidding trespassing for the land beyond. Soon thereafter it degrades within a half-mile so you'll want to park as the road worsens. At present a decent sized tree blocks the way even for those ambitious enough to continue beyond 3000 feet elevation. Eventually this overgrown road joins the good summit road but access is walled off by large boulders at this intersection so don't punish your car in the hope that you can reach the good road because you can't.

"For whatever reason, the map versions shown by topozone and TOPO differ for some quads. This is one of those quads and so if you have access it to it you'll want to print your map off using TOPO because it shows all of the roads that you want to take on the approach. As Klenke point out, these roads are not shown on topozone. Neither TOPO nor topozone shows the continuation of the good summit road going clockwise all the way up to the summit but it is there to be walked by prominence peak baggers." --Eric Noel, June 1, 2007
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1040 ft / 316 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Trailhead:3000 ft / 914 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear

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