Ascent of Mount Turnbull on 2019-04-26

Climber: Richard Carey

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, April 26, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Turnbull
    Elevation:8282 ft / 2524 m

Ascent Trip Report

Recreation permits are not available at Basha's market in Peridot. There is a Tribal Rec. office about a mile further east, but it was closed on a Sunday. It is open till about noon on Saturdays and about 4:30PM weekdays. The tribe should make it easier to get a permit.
I followed Richard Hensley's driving directions which are good, but I didn't get as far and stopped at a saddle and junction at 5500ft. where I camped. This was 8.5 miles in on BIA560 from Calva Road. One could drive a bit further, but the camp spots are not as good. There is a big log across the road at 6660ft. which will stop all vehicles.
A 4WD, high-clearance vehicle is needed. There are some deep dips across drainages and one very sharp switchback getting to the 5500ft. saddle. The topo map shows the road along the ridge ending, but it does drop down and connect to a road coming up the canyon. This might be an alternate way in.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2932 ft / 893 m
    Total Elevation Loss:150 ft / 45 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Clear, mild
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2932 ft / 893 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2782 ft / 848 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Loss on way in:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:road, trail and bushwack.
    Start Trailhead:Road junction at 5500 ft.  5500 ft / 1676 m
    Time:3 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Carey
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