Ascent of Griffith Peak on 2013-06-15

Climber: Frank Toddre II

Others in Party:Diane Caponigiri-Hatzenbuhler
Chelsi Heiner-Melancon
Sarah Killer
Date:Saturday, June 15, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Griffith Peak
    Elevation:11060 ft / 3371 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2500 ft / 762 m
    Route:Griffith Trailhead via Harris Springs Rd
    Start Trailhead:8560 ft / 2609 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2500 ft / 762 m
    End Trailhead:8560 ft / 2609 m

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