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Ascent of Wysup Peak on 2016-06-03

Climber: David Comerzan

Date:Friday, June 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wysup Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8990 ft / 2740 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a private hike with Pat Arredondo and Winnette Butler. We did two PB peaks and one HPS peak. We were going to add some PB peaks in the area (8745, 8763, 8868) but decided it was too hot to do these additional \peaks.
We drove up to the parking place for Onyx via highway 38. From the parking spot we picked up the PCT, headed south, pass the animal cages to a point northwest of 9070. We could have cross countries southeast over 8711 to 9070. It would have been about 700’ gain. We weren’t sure of how much brush we would run into so we decided to stay on the PCT to a point we were due west of 9070. We then cross countries to 9070. The bush was not too bad and for a short time we were on a road. On the summit of 9070 we did not find and register or BM. We did find a Boundary sign nailed to a tree at the summit.
From 9070 we head down the ridge, dropping about 300’ feet to Salton-Santa Ana-Great Basin Triple Divide Peak. Our course was due east to about 8900’ then northeast to the summit. For both 9070 and Salton, it was difficult to determine where the summit was. 9070 was along a ridge line and was not an obvious bump. Salton was a slight bump on a flat plane. Without waypoints, it would have been hard to determine the summits. We found no register or BM on Salton.
After Salton, we followed our backtrack to 9070 then the PCT. On the PCT we headed a short distance back to the takeoff point for Wysup. There is a well ducked use trail to the summit of Wysup. On the summit, we found a sign and register.
It was now about 2:00 pm and the temperature was about 90 so we decided to head home. We went back to the PCT and followed it to our vehicle.
8:05 am Depart. 8460’
9:00 am Animal Cages 8182’
11:00 am Peak 9070 summit
11:50 am Salton Summit. 8720’
12;45 pm Peak 9070
1:45 pm Wysup Summit. 8990’
4:05 pm Car. 12.3 miles round trip, 2300’ gain, 8 lhours.
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