Ascent of Pinta Benchmark on 2013-02-10
|Others in Party:||Scott Surgent -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, February 10, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2950 ft / 899 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI hiked this with Scott Surgent.
Issues include getting a permit for access (search the web for access to the Cabeza Prieta NWR) and the fact that you are so close to Mexico (expect multiple interactions with the Border Patrol).
The walk across the flat desert is frustrating, because the BP drives it regularly but you are not allowed to. The ~2 miles and 1800' up and down in the canyon was about half our day, the roughly 16 miles of road hiking was the other half. It was a 12-hour day at our pace, though the register indicates that some people are much quicker. There is some route-finding on the way up the peak, and I would say we got into low Class 3 terrain several times.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2040 ft / 621 m|
| Route:||long walk across desert, then wash and ridge|
| Trailhead:||Christmas Pass Road at beacon 910 ft / 277 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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