Ascent of Sitgreaves Mountain on 2019-05-17

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 17, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Sitgreaves Mountain
    Elevation:9389 ft / 2861 m

Ascent Trip Report

attaching short road spur driving track. although this road is on USGS it isn't on USFS, and gmaps has no idea about it (gmaps instead has some other closed road north of here). regardless gmaps will get you to the start of this track. a little clearance is useful, most vehicles could make it most of the way up this road.

i followed greg gerlach's track... steep but otherwise a great use trail. after noodling around on the summit a few minutes (signing the very fresh register) i wandered SE along the ridge on the inviting grass-covered ridge. about 700' away from the summit is a fantastic view of kendrick, humphreys and agassiz, worth the short trek.

fortunately i had read craig and bill's reports and i didn't attempt to drop down further into the canyon after the viewpoint. i didn't really feel like spending forever crawling over deadfall. too bad though, because it could make a nice loop hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1615 ft / 492 m
    Total Elevation Loss:56 ft / 17 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1559 ft / 475 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:greg gerlach track
    Start Trailhead:7830 ft / 2386 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:56 ft / 17 m
    Gain on way out:56 ft / 17 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Time:1 Hours 5 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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