Ascent of Sierra Estrella High Point on 2016-03-12
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, March 12, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Sierra Estrella High Point|
| Elevation:||4512 ft / 1375 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI went on Rainbow Valley Rd and then turned left onto Riggs Rd. After 4 miles Riggs turns into dirt (mostly just sand, any 2Wd sedan can make it) and then after another 5 miles you hit the dirt road the follows the power line. I turned left (North) and continued another 2 miles or so (that road was 4WD with a couple nasty wash crossings) where a dirt track turns right at one of the power towers (this would be the continuation of Ocotillo). After 0.3 miles I parked at a turnout; after that the road got very rough and rocky and it wasn’t worth to drive further as the road ends after another 0.3 miles anyway. I took the second drainage to the south of Peak 4232 up to the ridge. It wasn’t bad at all, nothing beyond easy class 3, at the end a bit steep and loose. Otherwise you have to deal with dry waterfalls in the drainage.
|Summary Total Data|
| Time:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time:||3 Hours 0 Minutes|
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