Ascent of Indian Hill on 2015-10-30
|Others in Party:||Larry Edmonds|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, October 30, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||2280 ft / 694 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked near the second wash-crossing bridge after turning right at Mortero Wash/Dos Cabeza. Started up the wash and along an old road. Partway, headed cross country to some petroglyphs and climbed Indian Hill. After Indian Hill headed mostly direct to Moan BM along a gully to the right. Got one cholla ball in the back of the calf...just jumped out ;) Best approach is to from the north and west side of the multiple false summits (big rocks). Took pictures of the benchmark (and two reference marks); signed the register. It was windy at the top as we could see a dust storm heading from the east. We then headed to Windy BM. The best direct route would have been to the NW as our route took several rock shelves and steep gullies (with lots of Cholla). We picked up an old abandoned road with lots of railroad era camp ruins. See Windy BM report.
Total stats for all three peaks: 7.4 miles, 1869' gain.
Time up included a long stop to get photos of the Petroglyphs and exploring of other rock formations along the way.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||471 ft / 143 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||230 ft / 69 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.1 mi / 3.4 km|
| Grade/Class:||class 2|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||471 ft / 143 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 421 ft / 128 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Loss on way in:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||1.8 mi / 2.9 km|
| Route:||XC SSW approach|
| Start Trailhead:||N32.75793 W116.15878 1859 ft / 566 m|
| Time:||1 Hours |
| Loss on way out:||180 ft / 54 m|
| Distance:||0.3 mi / 0.5 km|
| Route:||XC West ridge|
| End Trailhead:||N32.75653 W116.17618 2100 ft / 640 m|
| Time:||20 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Indian Hill Moan Windy 2015|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 1648 ft / 503 m Total Trip Loss: 1648 ft / 502 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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