Ascent of Kitt Peak on 2017-01-03
|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|
| Elevation:||6880 ft / 2097 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDrove 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
| Gain on way in:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Route:||.... drove car up road|
| Start Trailhead:||Parking lot 6830 ft / 2081 m|
| Time:||5 Minutes|
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