Ascent of Griffith Peak on 2013-06-15
|Others in Party:||Diane Caponigiri-Hatzenbuhler|
|Date:||Saturday, June 15, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11060 ft / 3371 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWent up the Harris Spring Road to get to the Griffith Trail head. My main takeaway is that this road is getting pretty rough. We were verry happy to have high clearance AND 4WD. I think we could've made it in 2wd, but was much better moving in 4WD Low.
That being said, I thought it was a much more pleasant and scenic hike than coming from South Loop. Great views of Lovell Canyon at the beginning and a surprisingly changing landscape and horizon most of the time.
Nearly all trail except the final ascent.
We wend up and back the same way but I understand there is a way down the back face that is quicker,, and probably better w/ poles.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2500 ft / 762 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2500 ft / 762 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gain on way in:||2500 ft / 762 m|
| Route:||Griffith Trailhead via Harris Springs Rd|
| Start Trailhead:||8560 ft / 2609 m|
| Loss on way out:||2500 ft / 762 m|
| End Trailhead:||8560 ft / 2609 m|
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