Ascent of Troy Peak on 2018-06-02

Climber: Jerry Thomas

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Toby Brewster
Jen Chapman -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Richard Hensley
Cheryl Thomas -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Susan Murphy
Barry Chapman
Date:Saturday, June 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Troy Peak
    Elevation:11298 ft / 3443 m

Ascent Trip Report

We drove as far as we could up the old Scofield Canyon road. The road used to go up to the wilderness boundary and beyond. We even found remnants of the road all the way up to the Sidehill Spring. So we parked around 6300 ft and started backpacking up to the wilderness boundary. We setup up camp there and started off the next morning for the summit. The road from 6300 ft up has been completely wiped out and wildfires and floods have completely devastated the canyon. The road now has huge ruts which the flood has carved out. There are boulders and debris everywhere making hiking very difficult. The backpack up was difficult due to the terrain and also the tumbleweeds. When we got to the wilderness boundary we were struck by the complete lack of wildlife except for birds and crickets. The wildfires had wiped out the forest and there were no ground animals around anywhere. We took the standard southeast ridge route up but we couldn't help but wonder if there was an easier route up. The hike up the canyon wasn't too hard but we thought it would get easier when we reached a grassy ridge which we called the meadow. It turned out to be very rocky and steep. Past the meadow you reach the rocky ridge which was very steep and comprised of loose and sharp limestone. Not very easy terrain which accounts for our average speed of 1 mph. Luckily the hike is not that long in distance because the terrain was just terrible.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5447 ft / 1660 m
    Extra Gain:256 ft / 78 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:Scofield Canyon
    Trailhead:6363 ft / 1939 m
    Grade/Class:class 3
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 44 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jerry Thomas
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