Ascent to Notch Peak-Peak 9360+ on 2019-05-11

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Stacey Kassan
Date:Saturday, May 11, 2019
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Point Reached:Notch Peak - Peak 9360+
    Elevation:9360 ft / 2852 m
    Remaining Elevation:294 ft / 90 m (17% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

This is THE route to take for Notch Peak- numerous incredible view points with dramatic drop-offs (maybe not a good idea for those scared of heights or exposure). To get to the area, take the road up North Canyon from the old US 6 highway (signed for Amasa Valley). This road is often very good dirt, and should be accessible to all vehicles until about 7200' (just before which are several nice areas to camp). From about 7200' - 7800' the road gets rocky and a bit unpleasant (may not be passable for vehicles without high clearance). From 7800' take the route shown on the topo that goes north toward the trailhead (the south side of the loop get pretty bad).

There was considerable snow and muddiness, so we elected to hike the road to Pine Peak (as opposed to what I took in 2015). The trail was a bit harder to follow than on my prior visit. It was further complicated by snow patches which made us divert off trail in a few places.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1980 ft / 602 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1980 ft / 603 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1430 ft / 435 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 780 ft / 237 m; Extra: 650 ft / 198m
    Loss on way in:650 ft / 198 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:North ridge
    Start Trailhead:Road @ 8580'  8580 ft / 2615 m
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1330 ft / 405 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 780 ft / 237 m; Extra: 550 ft / 167m
    Gain on way out:550 ft / 167 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:North ridge
    End Trailhead:Road @ 8580'  8580 ft / 2615 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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