Ascent of Signal Peak on 2014-05-30

Climber: Andrew Sharp

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, May 30, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Signal Peak
    Elevation:10365 ft / 3159 m

Ascent Trip Report

I arrived at the Browns Point trailhead around 3PM. It was ~80F and clear. The first ~3 miles are easy to follow and well maintained. The trail switchbacks endlessly up the ridge to ~9700'. At this point the trail drops ~300' down into Nay Canyon. At the bottom of the canyon is a small stream that had water in places. The trail is not as good... lots of trees down. There were a couple small pockets of snow but nothing significant.

I followed the trail just beyond Further Water meadow and then just walked up. I ran across several sets of cairns that seemed to be marking a route but I didn't follow them. The terrain is easy and there were no bushes in need of whacking. I had a nice dinner at the summit and then hiked back down to Further Water to refill my water bottles. I set up camp on the south edge of the meadow.

After a mostly sleepless night, I got up at 6AM, ate half of a coconut chocolate meal bar, and hiked out the way I came. Nothing of note except that it was much more pleasant hiking in the cool morning than in the brutal afternoon sun.

The forests you hike through to get to Signal Peak are pretty but overall the trail is pretty boring. On the switchbacks you get an occasional view of Pine Valley but other than that, its just trees. Even from the summit you really can't see much of anything due to all the trees.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Browns Point
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Andrew Sharp
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