Ascent of Rattlesnake Peak on 2018-03-24

Climber: Robert Luher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, March 24, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rattlesnake Peak
    Elevation:5826 ft / 1775 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the end of Shoemaker Road at the locked gate. Hiked up the dirt road about 1.5 miles and then turned right onto the use trail (well maintained) and hiked up the gully to the ridge line and continued along the ridge over several bumps until reaching the summit. Signed the register and enjoyed the view of Iron Mountain and Baldy in the background. There was no shade along the way, so best not to hike this summit during the summer.

After descending to the dirt road, decided to hike up the dirt road about 0.5 miles to the first of two tunnels. Passed through it and returned down the dirt road to the car. The tunnel was not that interesting, and would not likely go through it again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3536 ft / 1077 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.2 mi / 14.8 km
    Route:HPS Route 1
    Trailhead:Shoemaker Road  2290 ft / 697 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Luher
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