hike - mt ellen (& more) & car camp - September 3, 2022

Mt Ellen (11,522 ft) is the highest peak in the Henry Mountains and the county high point of Garfield County. We will probably make other nearby peaks as well, such as Mt Ellen Peak (11,506 ft), Mt Ellen South (11,491 ft) and Mt Ellen - South Summit (11,419 ft). Even if we make all the peaks, it won't be a very long hike - approximately 9 miles RT. It's not steep. Total elevation gain less than 3,000 ft. Maintained trail and off-trail (class 2 scrambles). The hardest part is getting to the TH. We will campout at a campground, the TH, or somewhere on the BLM land. In any case, no reservations/fee required for camping. Planned schedule: Day 1 - Road trip to the campsite (approximately 5 hours). Day 2 - hike. Day 3 - road trip. We may do a short hike on Day 1 and/or Day 3 if we have time. The max number of participants will depend on the number of high clearance vehicles. If the weather/conditions are not good, there is a possibility this trip will be rescheduled to later this fall. Exploratory. Registration is required. Registration priority will be given to WMC members. Registrants will receive more detailed info. Co-organized with Beth and Matt.

Level:MOD+
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Akiko Kamimura
Date:Sat Sep 3 2022 — Mon Sep 5 2022
Meeting Place:Registration required

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