Ascent of Mormon Battalion Mountain on 2018-04-06

Climber: Jay Smith

Others in Party:Scooter Nelson
Bailey Taylor
Roxy Butler
Date:Friday, April 6, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mormon Battalion Mountain
    Elevation:2350 ft / 716 m

Ascent Trip Report

From all accounts, this peak is normally accessed from the Glen Helen Regional Park but we chose to start near the Glen Helen Raceway along Verdemont Ranch Rd. From our park point we followed this road a short distance to the west until reaching a sign indicating the boundary of jail property. At this point we headed off on a series of dirt roads, some of which were flagged and set up for an upcoming motocross race. Once we attained an elevation of about 2,300', the final half mile to the actual summit was fairly level and not particularly interesting. Poor visibility and a rather humid afternoon did not help matters. Several of the nearby flat hilltops are contenders for the actual highpoint.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:714 ft / 216 m
    Total Elevation Loss:714 ft / 217 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:675 ft / 205 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 560 ft / 171 m; Extra: 115 ft / 35m
    Loss on way in:115 ft / 35 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.3 km
    Start Trailhead:1790 ft / 545 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:599 ft / 182 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 560 ft / 171 m; Extra: 39 ft / 11m
    Gain on way out:39 ft / 11 m
    End Trailhead:1790 ft / 545 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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