Mount Carmel Climber's Log

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davidsanger - Apr 8, 2016 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2016

Trail Clea2  Sucess!

The trail form Botcher's Gap via Devils Peak seems to have been well cleared since some of the earlier reports. There's a register and a benchmark atop one of the summit rocks. The highest is a bit away from the clearing..

trexkerry - Feb 22, 2015 2:40 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2015

Night hike from Bottchers Gap  Sucess!

Night hike out of Bottchers Gap, because I arrived after 5 PM and was not camping Larry let me pass without paying for a day use permit. First hit Devils Peak, then Mt. Carmel after, finding the trail in far better condition than I had feared. Certainly not a bushwhack by any measure. RT was 3:45 for the full hike. TR is HERE.

soslaw - Jan 12, 2014 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2014

Bottcher's Gap  Sucess!

Views from Devil's peak along the way made this otherwise lame summit worthwhile.


mrchad9 - Mar 5, 2012 12:18 am Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2012

meh  Sucess!

A nice hike up on a sunny day en route to Ventana Double Cone. The views from the Ventana Trail east of Devil's peak are far better than the summit. Kindof interesting walking through the wall of brush, and still and easy sidetrip.


biz - Jul 29, 2010 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2004

from Bottcher's Gap  Sucess!

With my buddy Steve. Nice day in the mountains.


JHH60 - Jun 23, 2009 2:00 pm

Nice view  Sucess!

Hiked up a number of times from Bottcher's gap.


puma_patrick - Jun 22, 2009 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009

Botcher's Gap  Sucess!

Hike in since the burn of 08, and the trail was opened in May. a goodly amount of poison oak on the first hour of the hike. The trail is improved along the burn line at the base of Devils Peak.

mlarkin2002 - May 19, 2008 1:55 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Dayhike  Sucess!

A hot dayhike from Bottcher's Gap. 95 F at the trailhead, 85 F on the summit. Flies and ticks weren't too bad. Average views. Combined with Devil's Peak.


rhyang - May 4, 2008 7:49 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2008

On the way to Pat Spring  Sucess!

Tagged on the way to Pat Spring to do Ventana Double Cone the next day.

Also did this a number of years ago while dayhiking from Bottcher's .. 2002 ?


WickedRugged - Mar 28, 2008 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2007

From Bottcher's Gap  Sucess!

Hiked this as a day hike in combination (obviously) with Devil's Peak. A great clear day, warm and pleasant. Perfect time of year for the hike.


metasyn11 - Mar 9, 2007 6:32 am Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2007

From Bottchers Gap  Sucess!

A scattered inch or two of snow above Devil's Peak, which was melting fast in the warm afternoon sun. Not difficult to find the route to the top, although the views are much better from Devil's Peak. A decent hike.

redtroll - Oct 8, 2006 4:16 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2006

We shoulda brought skis  Sucess!

We only climbed Devil's Peak due to time restraints, but it was challendging hiking on 3 inches of snow up the south face of Devil's peak.


Koohnavard - Jan 16, 2006 11:35 am

Route Climbed: Mount Carmel via Botcher's Gap Date Climbed: March 29, 2005  Sucess!

Great day hike with many options to push on to further summits. We made a beautiful trail run of it and cooled down with a cold one back at Botcher's Gap. The drive up can be precarious, use caution and watch your speed with on-coming traffic.

QuailBS - Jul 17, 2005 6:25 pm

Route Climbed: From Bottchers Gap Date Climbed: Early November 2004  Sucess!

A nice hike from Bottchers gap. Did the hike in the morning to avoid possible high temps. Met up with 2 men at the peak whom were very helpful at pointing out many peaks and locations. A great hike, but not much of a veiw unless you get up on the large rock at the peak. I think that rock needs a special name.

davehead - Apr 27, 2005 4:50 pm

Route Climbed: Skinner Ridge Trail from Bottchers Gap Date Climbed: 4/26/05  Sucess!

Good hike. Tough from the other end of Skinners Ridge up to Devils Peak. Great views from there south into the Ventana Wilderness except it was a little hazy this day. The trail was not as overgrown as others I have hiked in the Ventana Wilderness. The most overgrown was the last 1/4 mile or so to the summit. A lot of Lupine and other wild flowers out but quite a bit of flies as well.


puma_patrick - Mar 8, 2005 7:57 pm

Route Climbed: Bottchers Gap Campground Date Climbed: March 6, 2005  Sucess!

Palo Colorado Road..........Look out for the canyon people!

Say hello to Larry, he lives in the 1969 Airstream Bambi

at the park. Oh, pay your five bucks or he will give you a ticket.

The hike up is a good workout, my time was 2:14 to summit. I am over 50.

The summit is still overgrown.

Take plenty of H2O, those who don't suffer.

Great View!



brianhughes - Jan 25, 2004 11:56 pm

Route Climbed: from Bottcher's Gap Campground Date Climbed: January 25th, 2004  Sucess!

See my Trip Report for more details.


Lippo - Nov 22, 2003 7:34 am

Date Climbed: February 2 2003  Sucess!

Easy hike. Close to home.


fedak - Nov 17, 2003 12:03 pm

Route Climbed: Skinner Ridge Trail from Bottchers Gap Date Climbed: 16-Nov-2003  Sucess!

After plowing through snow on my last two outings, Carmel was a nice change of pace (plowing through chaparral instead). Weather was mild for mid November.

Pics are here:

p.s. Be sure to check out mpbro's posting. This junction is easy to miss.


Misha - Dec 29, 2002 9:18 pm

Route Climbed: Skinner Ridge Trail Date Climbed: December 29, 2002  Sucess!

Hiked this round top with my girlfriend a couple of hours ago. It was fun and rather tough near the summit where we had to break through solid and very wet/cold bushes! There was at least a 1/2 foot of snow covering the trail starting at the Devil's Peak summit. Due to the lack of footprints on the snow, we believe that we were the only ones hiking it recently... except for the unknown creature who summited it shortly before us (see my pics). Weather was changing every 30 minutes, ranging from rain to sun to snow and back to rain.... Trail is wonderful and we loved our hike. We will certainly be back for a longer trip to Ventana Double Cone!

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