Ascent of Corkscrew Peak on 2014-12-14
|Others in Party:||Jerry Thomas -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|Date:||Sunday, December 14, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5804 ft / 1769 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a fun hike all around.
A couple lessons were learned though
1. If taking the wash route, when cairns indicate to leave the wash, keep ascending above where the cairns stop- eventually you will come to a nice trail- follow it- it may not the most direct, but it usually has very good footing.
2. The ridge route may have a better trail- the trail on the wash route ended into a more substantial trail which we guess was from the ridge route.
The route up Corkscrew was fairly easy (class 2 max, usually class 1). The route down the ridge to Little Corkscrew was similar (though it looked like it would be much worse). Beyond the saddle there was a use trail which we abandoned after a while to walk down the ridge.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3244 ft / 988 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3244 ft / 988 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7.6 mi / 12.2 km|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||3244 ft / 988 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Route:||Wash trail - more or less|
| Start Trailhead:||Road @ 2560' 2560 ft / 780 m|
| Time:||3 Hours |
| Loss on way out:||3244 ft / 988 m|
| Distance:||3.6 mi / 5.8 km|
| Route:||See GPS|
| End Trailhead:||Road @ 2560' 2560 ft / 780 m|
| Time:||2 Hours |
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2014 Corkscrew Peak|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3324 ft / 1013 m Total Trip Loss: 3324 ft / 1013 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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