backpack - deep creek mountains - July 20, 2012

Exploratory Car Camp/Backpack - Deep Creek Mountains - While Ibapah peak gets most of the attention in the range, we will be visiting some of the less visited peaks. We will drive out to Callao on Thursday night and car camp at the CCC campground. On Friday, we will drive as far as our vehicles can make it up Tom's Creek Canyon. We will then backpack up the road to "The Meadows" and set up a base camp. Expect roughly 2-3 miles with 1000-1500' of elevation change on the backpack. Once at the Meadows base camp, we will set our sights on tackling Haystack Peak, Ibapah Azimuth, and Rocky Peak for the duration of the weekend. Day 1 will be spent ascending Ibapah Azimuth (11,987) and Haystack Peak (12,020'). The route will require some bushwacking, routefinding, and Class 3 scrambling. Expect 5 miles RT with 4000 feet of gain from basecamp. Day 2 will be an ascent of Rocky Peak (10,748'). Expect some bushwacking, routefinding, and scrambling. Trip stats to Rocky Peak will be near 7.5 miles RT with approximately 3200' feet of gain. Once done, we will backpack down the road to the cars and drive back to SLC as conditions and time dictate. For the drive, reliable 4WD high clearance will be needed. The area is very remote and rugged. But our efforts will be rewarded with beauty and solitude. Please contact me by email to register or for questions

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Gregory Bronder
Date:Fri Jul 20 2012 — Sun Jul 22 2012
Meeting Place:Registration required

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