Ascent of Kitt Peak on 2017-01-03

Climber: William Inman

Others in Party:Carmela Porcella
Date:Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kitt Peak
    Elevation:6880 ft / 2097 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove up to visit the observatory, but was there!

Beautiful views all around, great tours of two of the telescopes (didn't get there early enough to take the first tour).

There was a little bit of snow right around the top, but it was cleared off the roads & sidewalks.

We tried to go up Mt. Lemmon the next day, but there was more snow from 7000' on, and a lot more above 8000'. When we got to the gate and guard about a half mile past the turnoff to Ski Run Road, I realized that to continue the last 2.5 miles would probably require going through the possibly foot deep snow on an unknown route - since the guard clearly didn't want anyone going up the road. So, mission aborted. This trip to Tuscon resulted in only Kitt Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Pretty pleasant for almost 7000' in January
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Route:.... drove car up road
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot  6830 ft / 2081 m
    Time:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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