This is a great peak. High enough to have big, healthy pinon up high. For reference, this climb is just a bit tougher than Big Maria, but easier than Whipple.
The GPX track included here is harder than it needs to be. When you reach the saddle at the top of the initial drainage ascent at ~4100 feet, the track wraps around into the drainage South of the saddle before ascending again. Don't do this. Instead, just turn right and ascend the obvious hill in front of you. There's always a path, Class 2 the whole way. You'll rejoin the track at ~4500 feet, near the top of the drainage (where you'll see occasional cairns/use trail.) This change saves you ~20 minutes and a whole lot of loose side-hilling each way.
A DPS 3x list finish for Tina B. For me, the third time up. This time up the DPS D route, down the C route. Rough road to the trailhead.
Penelope Smrz and I got caught by a pretty heavy rain and fog while half way up this thing on February 27, 2017. We turned back and spent the night in our camper being rocked by the wind and rain. At 6am next day, the sky was clear, cold but sunny, so off we went again. This time weather was nice so we got the summit. Nice hike.
Just as I remembered it. Still fun. #50 on my 2nd DPS list finish. On to Mitchell Point!
With Evan Rasmussen, Trip Report.
Not the most exciting hike, but expansive views from the summit.
This was part of a 21 day hiking road-trip I did with Heather. We did Old Woman Mountain on Christmas Day. Other peaks we did on this trip include:
Pinos, Sawmill, Aliso, Signal, Castle Dome, Ajo, Miller, Superstition BM, Turtle HP, Old Woman, Cinder Cone 3894', Avawatz, Pahrump, Pinto, Nelson HP, Panamint Butte, Canyon Point, Shadow, Grapevine, Wahguye, Palmer, Stirling, Northshore, Black Mesa, Hamblin, and Little Virgin.
We also visited Heiroglyphic Canyon, Marble Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Sheep Spring Canyon, Cadiz Dunes, Mojave Lava Tube, Parowan Gap Dinosaur tracks and numerous pertroglyph sites.
See the trip report with photos for more information.