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Ascent of Signal Peak on 2016-03-22

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Signal Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:4877 ft / 1486 m

Ascent Trip Report

Kofa Queen Canyon Rd to TH was easy in stock Pathfinder. Used 4WD but don't think it was ever necessary.

Trail to summit was easy to follow with numerous cairns. Some steep loose sections that were no problem going up, but more difficult to avoid slipping on way down.

Saw a couple garter snakes, but no rattlers. Plateau near summit had 5 desert bighorns with 2 lambs.

Kofa Mtns and Castle Dome Mtns have some sharp peaks, but views hindered by blowing dust.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2097 ft / 639 m
    Extra Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:standard trail
    Trailhead:Kofa Queen Canyon Rd  2840 ft / 865 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 43 Minutes



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