Ascent of Crafts Peak on 2017-09-10
|Others in Party:||CR|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, September 10, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||8364 ft / 2549 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDrove down 3N14 out of Fawnskin to 2N13 and onto West Point where there was parking. The road was rough in spots and requires a 4WD car. From West Point tried to follow HPS Route 2, but there was no real use trail to follow, so went cross country up the ridgeline, basically following the HPS Route 2 track. The buckthorn was deep in places, so wear long pants. After a few bumps and nearly at the summit, we found the fire road noted in HPS Route 1 and followed that top the summit.
We learned that taking the shortest route (2 miles versus HPS Route 1 at 4 miles) is not always the best. I would recommend keeping to Route 1, unless there is some serious clipping and ducking on route 2.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1026 ft / 312 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Route:||HPS Route 2|
| Trailhead:||West Point 7338 ft / 2236 m|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||2 Hours |
| Time:||1 Hours 20 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Sep 10 Hike|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 1546 ft / 471 m Total Trip Loss: 1546 ft / 471 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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