Ascent of Signal Peak on 2016-12-17

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Others in Party:Andrew Kirmse -- Trip Report or GPS Track
David Sanger
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, December 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Signal Peak
    Elevation:4877 ft / 1486 m

Ascent Trip Report

excellent desert peak. trail is reasonably well cairned, and following the gpx of tracks of others made it a pretty straightforward hike.

the kofa queen canyon road is pretty rocky... but i've driven worse in both my audi and the range rover. as luck would have it, on the drive out, i punctured the inner sidewall of one of my tires. while the full size spare is great, i'm now beginning to appreciate the pain of the oddball tire size on the range rover (stock with 21" rims). we're in blythe CA for the night, and local tire shops laughed at the tire size "no way"... i'm probably out of luck until the land rover shops open monday and i can order the oddball size. makes me pretty convinced that i should swap out the wheels for 20", at least then i could have bought a temporary replacement tonight.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2131 ft / 649 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2131 ft / 649 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2051 ft / 625 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Start Trailhead:2826 ft / 861 m
    Time:1 Hours 46 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2131 ft / 649 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2051 ft / 625 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Gain on way out:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    End Trailhead:2826 ft / 861 m
    Time:1 Hours 34 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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