Spectre Peak, California

Prominence: 2546 ft, 776 m

Elevation: 4482 feet, 1366 meters

True Isolation: 21.01 mi, 33.81 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 4484 ft / 1367 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)34° 1' 35'' N, 115° 24' 17'' W
34.026279, -115.404748 (Dec Deg)
647280 E 3766217 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionRiverside

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     Spectre Benchmark at
     Spectre Benchmark at Summits on the Air (Amateur Radio)
     Coxcomb Range Trip Report

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Lists that contain Spectre Peak:
     Most Prominent Peaks of US National Parks (Rank #30)
     California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #83)
     Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section (Rank #76)
     Comprehensive Combo Angeles Chapter List (Rank #618)
     Desert Summits Book-Peak List (Rank #272)
     California Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #83)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Desert Summits (Zdon)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 198
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 181)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1971-02-14 by Richard Carey
     2008-02-19 by Bob Burd
     2010-01-25 by Dennis Poulin (Unsuccessful)
     2010-03-26 by Dennis Poulin (GPS Track)
     2011-03-27 by Amin Faraday
     2011-12-14 by James Barlow
     2012-01-14 by Larry Edmonds (Unsuccessful)
     2013-02-16 by Larry Edmonds
     2013-02-16 by John Palka
     2013-04-13 by Matthew Hengst
     2014-01-19 by BMS 914 (GPS Track)
     2014-03-08 by Eric Kassan (GPS Track)
     2014-03-29 by Greg Gerlach (GPS Track)
     2014-11-01 by Richard Hensley (GPS Track)
     2014-11-23 by James Morehouse (GPS Track)
     2016-01-17 by Mat Kelliher (GPS Track)
     2016-01-17 by Mat's SC leads
     2017-01-28 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2017-12-02 by James Morehouse (GPS Track)
     2018-01-15 by Evan L
     2018-01-20 by Jason Park (GPS Track)
     2018-03-17 by Garrett McLean (GPS Track)
     2019-05-04 by Marcus Lostracco (GPS Track)
     2019-11-16 by Bob Burd
     2019-12-14 by Jason Park (GPS Track)
     2019-12-18 by Keith Winston (GPS Track)
     2020-02-18 by Stav Basis
     2020-02-18 by Whiley Hall (GPS Track)
     2020-04-05 by Lorenzo Virgen (GPS Track)
     2020-10-31 by Quincy Koetz
     2020-11-11 by Candace Skalet (GPS Track)
     2020-12-24 by Chad Thomas (GPS Track)
     2021-01-06 by Michael Toffey (GPS Track)
     2021-01-18 by Garret Stoops (GPS Track)
     2021-03-20 by Adam Lievers
     2021-03-28 by TJ Kodras (GPS Track)

Nearby Peak Searches:
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This summit is the highest point in the Coxcomb Mountains. However, the USGS 1:24,000 topographic quad maps are in error and are missing contour lines. The map shows Spectre to have an elevation between 1300 and 1310 meters, but field surveys clearly show this point is higher than the nearby Aqua Benchmark at 1346.5 meters. It's elevation is about twenty meters higher than Aqua, according to the "Coxcomb Range Trip Report" link above.

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Spectre Peak from Aqua BM (2012-03-18). Photo by Mark McCormick.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2546 ft/776 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2578 ft/786 m
  Key Col: 1936 ft/590 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 21.01 mi/33.81 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 34.2216, -115.6861
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Sheep Hole Mountains High Point  (NW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Intermountain West
Range3: Great Basin Ranges
Range4: Mojave Desert Ranges
Range5: Southern Mojave Ranges
Drainage BasinsDale Lake
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Joshua Tree National Park
Wilderness/Special Area: Joshua Tree Wilderness Area
Topo MapCadiz Valley SW O34115a4 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Summit Register (2018-01-20). Photo by Jason Park.
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Looking Southwest at Spectre with route shown (2006-03-04). Photo by Richard Carey.
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