Ascent of Pine Mountain on 2018-04-17
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, April 17, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||6814 ft / 2076 m|
Ascent Trip ReportScott's SummitPost description is helpful.
For what it is worth here are my driving notes. YMMV:
0.0 Take Exit 268 (Dugas Rd/Orme Rd) off I-17. Turn East on Dugas Road.
2.4 Pavement ends.
6.7 Continue Straight.
7.2 Bear Left at a Y and cross a stream (Dugas).
7.8 Continue Straight/Bear Left at a Y.
9.7 Bear Right at a Y (Road 68) signed Pine Mountain 9 mi. County maintenance ends.
11.7 Turn Right to stay on Road 68 signed Pine Mountain 7 mi.
12.6 Cross a wash.
17.9 Continue Straight (Double T Ranch on Right).
19.2 Salt Flat Campground
The road gets rough after you leave county maintenance (9.7 mi).
I recommend good tires and high clearance.
From the CG follow the remnants of a road across the creekbed to the south to find the Nelson TH.
I found the trails easy to follow.
I also visited the rock cairn on the northern end of Peak 8200+ and the summit of Peak 6810.
Six or more coatimundis descended trees and crossed Sycamore Creek away from me on my hike out.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1934 ft / 588 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1934 ft / 588 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||9.7 mi / 15.6 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||1784 ft / 543 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1664 ft / 507 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m|
| Loss on way in:||120 ft / 36 m|
| Distance:||4.6 mi / 7.4 km|
| Route:||Nelson, Willow Springs, Verde Rim Trails|
| Start Trailhead:||Salt Flat CG 5150 ft / 1569 m|
| Loss on way out:||1814 ft / 552 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1664 ft / 507 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m|
| Gain on way out:||150 ft / 45 m|
| Distance:||5.1 mi / 8.2 km|
| Route:||Verde Rim, Pine Mountain, Nelson Trails|
| End Trailhead:||Salt Flat CG 5150 ft / 1569 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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