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NW X- country Cobb PK

 
NW X- country Cobb PK

Page Type: Route

Location: North America

Object Title: NW X- country Cobb PK

Route Type: Hiking

Season: Spring

Time Required: Half a day

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Dean

Created/Edited: May 4, 2009 / May 7, 2009

Object ID: 511325

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Overview

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Getting There

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Route Description

From the vehicles, note the yellow dots on the map. The waypoints below are in lat / long nad 27. You'll need to convert them to UTM or degrees if you use one of those systems. I started with this system and it is what I use all the time. The gps waypoints are as follows:
Parked here: 40.9736 -113.7454 Elev a bit above 4700'

Waypoint one: 40.9680 -113.7319 Elev 5710
( pic - see the top of the red descent route for this waypoint)

Waypoint two: 40.9652 -113.7319 Elev 6040
( pic - close to waypoint two)
Waypoint three:40.9633 -113.7306 Elev 6230
( pic - for waypoint three)
Waypoint four: 40.9621 -113.7313 Elev 6500

Waypoint five: 40.9616 -113.7312 Elev 6640
( pic - in between four and five)
Waypoint six: 40.9611 -113.7310 Elev 6760

Smmt waypoint: 40.95985 -113.73133 Elev 7021

Those should help if you need them but again, reliance totally on
GPS waypoints will not substitute for good route finding skills and
common sense.

Forthcoming: coorelating the pics that are attached with the waypoints above. I hope to get this done soon.

Our stats

We went up a different route for the first part (see first picture at the top of this page) and the end result was almost an additional half mile of effort. The descent eliminated that extra mileage so it was 2 miles up and 1.6 down for a total of 3.6 miles round trip from where we parked. Elevation gain was over 2300 feet and with a few ups and down, it might have added a couple hundred more feet overall. Plan on half a day. Speedy hikers should be able to do this in much faster time than we did. Good luck and please add your comments if you utilize this route so it can be updated and improved.
 
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Essential Gear

Gloves, long sleeves, long pants and plenty of water. I wouldn't attempt
to do this peak in the heat and spring and fall would be ideal times. We did
run into a patch of snow up at the 6700 foot mark. I wouldn't personally solo this peak as mentioned elsewhere because if you break something, you'd be in deep doo doo.

Rattlesnake country. We didn't see any on the mountain but Mike did see one on the road as we left. They are out there so be careful and remember that
they are around.
 
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