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Ascent of Sitgreaves Mountain on 2018-04-07

Climber: Bill Carpenter

Date:Saturday, April 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sitgreaves Mountain
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:9389 ft / 2861 m

Ascent Trip Report

Craig Barlow and I started this hike from a dirt road at 35.359619°N 112.005486°W. From here, you can hike up the ridge on the north side of the mountain, or you can hike up a wide gully that runs just east of the ridge. We opted to hike up the gully to a saddle and then head up the last 300' from the saddle to the summit. If you really like hiking over fallen logs, this gully is for you! It's really impressive how many logs we had to climb over, and the density of fallen wood increased as we continued up the gully. At some point, we decided that we'd had enough and headed up another gully that led us to the ridge about 500' north of the summit. The ridge and area around the peak were forested, but there was a nice meadow on the summit, about 100' in diameter, that offered a great view to the south. We headed down the ridge for our descent, which was much faster than heading back into the gully would have been. Without all the logs to impede our progress, we made it back to the car in just 30 minutes -- our ascent time was 1:25.
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View to the south from the summit (2018-04-07). Photo by Bill Carpenter.
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