Ascent of Mae West Peaks on 2012-02-13

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, February 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mae West Peaks
    Elevation:6726 ft / 2050 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed Scott Surgent's excellent Trip Report from Summit Post. I parked at the windmill and corral at the mouth of the canyon. Dean can drive his Tacoma further in to the last windmill. I didn't think the road was any worse than the approach road. It took me an hour to drive in to where I stopped.

I hiked up the canyon and then battled the brush in places. I did receive a few cactus bites, but nothing serious. There is a little scrambling going up the slope to the south ridge and again going up the summit block. I don't really think it was Class 3, just scrambling in a few places. I did go east when I got near the summit block almost all the way to the saddle and then climbed up the steep slope to the summit. Great views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2212 ft / 674 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:Hughes Canyon
    Trailhead:4514 ft / 1375 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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