Ascent of Mount Siegel on 2014-06-21

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Saturday, June 21, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Siegel
    Elevation:9451 ft / 2880 m

Ascent Trip Report

The biggest issue with Mount Siegel and the surrounding peaks is the drive. I chose to drive up from Red Canyon. The road was very challenging, and had, for me, a big fear factor as there were very few places to turn off/around so meeting a vehicle coming the other direction would have been a nightmare. I had to remove a couple small boulders from the road, so I'm guessing the road isn't used often. I tried going down the more common route (from the west), and that was better ... until I made the mistake of trying to turn south instead of north when the road ended in a "T" intersection. While I eventually made it out to 395 that way, the road was very long and in places almost as challenging as my route up from Red Canyon.

Once up to the main area, there are plenty of options for parking and hiking whichever summits one is interested in.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1131 ft / 343 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1131 ft / 343 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:971 ft / 295 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 771 ft / 235 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Over Galena Peak
    Start Trailhead:Main road at 8680'  8680 ft / 2645 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:931 ft / 283 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 771 ft / 235 m; Extra: 160 ft / 48m
    Gain on way out:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Buckeye Creek Canyon
    End Trailhead:Main road at 8680'  8680 ft / 2645 m
    Time:45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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