Ascent of Piper Peak on 2014-10-16
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, October 16, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||9450 ft / 2880 m|
Ascent Trip ReportArriving after dark, I turned north on a dirt spur road off of McAfee Canyon Rd. west of the saddle where McAfee Canyon Rd crosses the ridge. At the end of this short road, I turned around and parked for the night. All but the last 100' to this trailhead is passenger car accessible. Just after you turn north, there's a level camping/parking spot for several vehicles next to an abandoned water trough that would make a good trailhead.
This short road ends at a barbed wire fence. Look NE for a climber or game trail, that follows the north side of the drainage to a saddle on the ridge. From here, just follow the ridge going around the east end of the white cliff band. A GPS is helpful in route finding amidst the Pinion Pine groves, especially on the way down.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2060 ft / 627 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Trailhead:||End of spur road at fence 7390 ft / 2252 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Skis, Ski Poles|
| Time:||2 Hours 20 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours 40 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by David Porter
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