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Ascent of Turtle Mountain on 2017-11-26

Climber: Matthias Stender

Others in Party:Michael Berry
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, November 26, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Turtle Mountain
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:7004 ft / 2134 m

Ascent Trip Report

We drove in from Morenci by turning west onto signed Lower Eagle Creak Road above town. The first 5 miles to a mine are very well graded. Then you have to ford a river which was low on our visit. Beyond the river the road because much rougher and rockier and has some steep section. We got to within 1.5 miles of pass 5892 where a very nasty (a couple bars missing) cattle guard prevented us from driving further.
The hike itself is very straightforward (we followed Ken Jones' tracks) and the views at the top are outstanding.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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