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jdmorehouse2nd Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2017

jdmorehouse

Black Butte in the morning, then here. Took the ridge route this time. Very pleasant.
Posted Nov 23, 2017 3:05 pm

gimpilator28 Peaks in 15 Days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2016

gimpilator

Orocopia is a boring mountain with good views of the Salton Sea. Probably our least favorite of this trip. We couldn't understand why this peak is on the DPS list.

Other peaks we did during this trip include; Potosi, Cheyenne, Muddy Mountain, Muddy Peak, Virgin, The Orphan, Silica Dome, Cairn, The Sentinel, East Redstone, Redstone, Mystery Cairn, Vista, Hayford, Clark, McCullough, Spirit, Stepladder, Big Maria, False Maria, Black Butte, Chuckwalla, Pinto, Toro, Santa Rosa, and Thomas.

Click here to see the trip report with photos.
Posted Dec 20, 2016 12:41 pm

jdmorehouseOne of Many  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2014

jdmorehouse

The first of four DPS peaks this weekend.
Posted May 12, 2015 6:21 pm

tdoughtyNice morning's stroll  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2013

tdoughty

With out a map or route description, took a circuitous route to the top, snaking up, down and all around. Did get to see a desert tortoise, 8 big horn sheep, and numerous flowers. Followed a more direct route back down, so all in all, not a bad morning's stroll! (BTW, the Prius was a bit challenged to get to the end of the 2WD bit of road....sandy!)
Posted Apr 2, 2013 11:55 am

cabFrom the North  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2012

cab

Relatively easy hike after hiking to Mastodon Peak and Eagle Mountains H.P. in the morning. It got a little warm in the afternoon, but not too bad. Great views of the Salton Sea from the summit.
Posted Apr 30, 2012 10:22 am

DundeelNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2010

Dundeel

Nice day but windy. I followed the north approach except I left the wash below 3,000 ft and climbed over pt 3509. This avoided the 25 ft dry waterfall in the main wash. CA P2k 9/163.
Posted Mar 31, 2010 7:19 pm

Dennis PoulinFrom the north  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2010

Dennis Poulin

Nice hike after all the rain this week. The dry waterfalls weren't all dry...
Posted Feb 14, 2010 4:28 pm

mlarkin2002Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2009
Dayhike to this CA P2k peak. Good views of the Salton Sea area.
Posted Dec 30, 2009 11:45 pm

Bob BurdFrom the north  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2008

Bob Burd

Climbed with Evan Rasmussen, combined with Black Butte in the afternoon. Easy climbing, yucky driving. Trip Report
Posted Apr 23, 2008 10:35 am

mdoughertyFrom the north  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2007

mdougherty

Did this with a Sierra Club group. Nice view of the Salton Sea and Joshua Tree.
Posted Apr 22, 2008 3:32 am

rhyangMarch 2002  Sucess!

rhyang

Carried over on a 3-day trip with Desert Survivors - started from near Sheep Hole Oasis and I believe we came up from Orocopia Canyon then descended into another canyon and finally hiked out cross-country to Chiriaco Summit. Great dryfall scrambling and desert hiking.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 4:24 pm

surgentNice winter climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2008

surgent

Came here a few days after a big storm - ground still soggy and some green on the slopes. Nice easy hike, great views and a lot of fun! My report
Posted Jan 14, 2008 1:44 pm

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