Ascent of Miller Peak on 2016-11-22
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, November 22, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||9466 ft / 2885 m|
Ascent Trip Reportwell 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
| Time:||2 Hours 44 Minutes|
| 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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