Ascent of Bighorn Mountain Wilderness High Point on 2019-09-15

Climber: Michael Sullivan

Others in Party:Shelly Britton
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bighorn Mountain Wilderness High Point
    Elevation:7560 ft / 2304 m

Ascent Trip Report

Distance: 5.6 miles
Elevation gain/loss: 1509 ft / 1476 ft
Moving time: 3:02
Moving speed: 1.82 mph

Drove my Forester down 2N01 successfully but took it slow on the stretches filled with small sharp rocks. Saw many jeepers and dirt bikers during our time driving and hiking the dirt roads. Headed off down the road a mile before going up cross country to Mineral Mountain first similar to Coby's track. Found the register, replaced the ziplock bag and sharpened the pencils. My sharpener was on its last legs so left that too. Then NW across the ridge to Peak 7393 and Peak 7462. Then down and straight up to Tip Top Mountain with a short detour to another mine. Saw 7 old mines during the whole hike. On the summit found the register and had lunch. Started descending the road route picking off Bighorn WHP first and then detouring off the road switchback to check out 2 cool rocky viewpoints. Both worth the side trip.
Instead of reclimbing 7462 we stayed on the road going around it. And instead of taking TTM road all the way over and down, when we reached the ridge face we just b lined it straight down though it got pretty steep at the bottom. This brought us right out onto the dirt road offshoot we were parked on. Fun hike!

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Part of Trip: Tip Top 5 peaks

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mineral Mountain2019-09-15 a 
2Point 73932019-09-15 b 
3Point 74622019-09-15 c 
4Tip Top Mountain2019-09-15 d 
5Bighorn Mountain Wilderness High Point2019-09-15 e 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Michael Sullivan
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