Ascent of Mount Palmer on 2016-03-21

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:John Bregar
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, March 21, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Palmer
    Elevation:7958 ft / 2425 m

Ascent Trip Report

John and I missed the turnoff to the dirt road that leads to the trailhead, and had to backtrack. The best way to locate the turnoff is to drive 0.6 miles past milepost 71, then turn left onto the dirt road. Also, the road into the trailhead requires a high clearance vehicle to get to what the DPS calls the 2-wheel drive trailhead. The road above the 2-wheel drive trailhead has one section that is extremely difficult to do, even with a 4x vehicle. The majority of the climb is a mixture of class 1 and 2 except for an easy class 2-3 section just prior to the summit. My GPS track and trip stats include an ascent of Peak 8054.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5000 ft / 1523 m
    Extra Gain:1870 ft / 569 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.6 mi / 18.7 km
    Route:See GPS track
    Trailhead:Phinney Canyon road  6698 ft / 2041 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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