Ascent of Whale Peak on 2017-12-27

Climber: Erik Korporaal

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Whale Peak
    Elevation:5349 ft / 1630 m

Ascent Trip Report

Made it in my 2WD low clearance car all the way to the pictographs trailhead without a problem. The dirt road through Blair Valley is in great condition. Once at the pictographs I headed North and started climbing the first ridge I came to. Just about any route up from this location is a good one and easy to follow. I came down a different ridge to create a mini-loop. Again, navigation was easy and all the routes were about the same.
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GPX route to Whale Peak from Pictographs Trailhead (2017-12-27). Photo by Erik Korporaal.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2458 ft / 749 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.9 mi / 11.1 km
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2458 ft / 749 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Pictographs Trailhead
    Start Trailhead:2891 ft / 881 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Time:1 Hours 29 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Erik Korporaal
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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Other Photos

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Hundreds of years old pictographs near the beginning of the ridge climb to Whale Peak (2017-12-27). Photo by Erik Korporaal.
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