Ascent of Spanish Springs Peak on 2018-05-18

Climber: Marc Belanger

Date:Friday, May 18, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spanish Springs Peak
    Elevation:7402 ft / 2256 m

Ascent Trip Report

Lovely Friday afternoon hike from Pyrenees Way. Very green open space. So, so quiet. Very few trees and no people. Saw three mule dear near the top. Some piles of horse poop, but no horses at all. Easy going along the dirt road until the final steep cross-country section to the summit. Great views on top. Got side-tracked slightly on the way down, crossing some scree sections. 2001 feet gained. 8.6 miles total. Hard to believe this is mostly private land.
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Final cross-country assent to the summit. Stay to the left to avoid the numerous sections of loose scree (2018-05-18). Photo by Marc Belanger.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2001 ft / 609 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2001 ft / 609 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Start Trailhead:5401 ft / 1646 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km

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