Ascent of Miller Peak on 2016-11-22

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Miller Peak
    Elevation:9466 ft / 2885 m

Ascent Trip Report

well maintained trail, although the vegetation would love to take it back. i'd spend most of the hike thankful there didn't seem to be any ticks in the unavoidable grass, and that someone had been by to cut back the stabby yucca.

gorgeous hike, great views. well worth it. this is the sort of hike which reaffirms my addiction to prominence.

the ascent from the south seemed the best choice for the chilly 42F summit forecast today. however the forecast was wrong, it was more like 50F as long as i was in the sun. several parts of the hike would be on the north side of the crest, and shaded, but these were relatively short. i layered up on the summit so i could sit around and enjoy the views, but had to remove the layers on the way down.

unfortunately the southern route means i didn't bag carr peak, which i'll have to return for some day (if i ever decide to finish the peaks part of the arizona 20-20 challenge).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3125 ft / 952 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Route:crest trail
    Trailhead:montezuma pass  6541 ft / 1993 m
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
a few wisps of clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 44 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 3 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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