Ascent of Mineral Mountain on 2018-04-05
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Thursday, April 5, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7238 ft / 2206 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDrove west on Burns Canyon Road out of Rimrock and then further west on Forest Road 2N02. Parked at OHV Turnoff/parking at 6200 ft. The road to this point can be driven with a 2WD truck, but further west would require a 4x4 high clearance vehicle.
Parked and hiked further west on 2N02, until reaching the slope to Mineral Mountain. There was no use trail I could find, so just scrambled up the slope to the summit. The slope was steep, but with hiking poles was easy enough. Signed the register and headed along the ridgeline northwest to Tip Top. The trail was easy to follow, but did have a few spots where it was faint, but keeping to the ridgeline was the key. Passed over two Peakbagger bumps (Peaks 7393 and 7462). Once at Peak 7462, descended to a shallow saddle, crossing a dirt jeep trail and then up to the summit of Tip Top. Could not find a register. Descended back down to the shallow saddle and then decided to hike along the dirt jeep trail to 2N02. This route added a few miles to the hike, but did not want to repeat the bumps and saddles along the ridgeline to Mineral, or the steep descent from Mineral to the road.
Mineral 45 minutes
Tip Top 2 hours (elapsed)
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1708 ft / 520 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||650 ft / 198 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||1708 ft / 520 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1058 ft / 323 m; Extra: 650 ft / 198m|
| Loss on way in:||650 ft / 198 m|
| Distance:||8.1 mi / 13 km|
| Route:||Dirt Road and Use Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||OHV Turnoff on 2N02 6180 ft / 1883 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 40 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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