Mount Meru

Mount Meru 4562 m / 14,977′ Total Time: 3 days Distance: 38.5 km/ 23.9 miles Elevation Gain: 10,560’/ 3,220 meters Crux: Class 2/3 Trailhead: Momella Gate Companions: Justin Shelton, Adnaan Sheriff, Rob Frings Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. Certainly a worth objective in its’ own […]

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro 19,341’/ 5,895 m Total Time: 6 days Distance: 38 miles/ 61 km Elevation Gain: ~16,500’/ ~5050 m Crux: Class 3 Trailhead: Machame Gate to Mweka Gate Companions: Justin Shelton, Adnaan Sheriff, Rob Frings For my 100th trip report I decided to go back and start writing up some of the bigger renowned summits […]

Griffith Peak

Griffith Peak 11,060′ Spring Mountains, Nevada Total Time: 5 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 10.9 miles Elevation Gain: 3,600′ Trailhead: South Loop Trail Griffith Peak in the Spring Mountains outside of Las Vegas is the third highest mountain in Southern Nevada. A part of the Mount Charleston massif, the peak is on the southeast end of the […]

Chiricahua Peak

Chiricahua Peak 9,760′ and 9 others Arizona Alpine Total Time: 14:20 Roundtrip Mileage: 30.2 Elevation Gain: 8,440′ Crux: Class 2 Trailhead: Rustler Park The Chiricahua Mountains are one of Southern Arizona’s sky islands, rising to nearly 10,000′ from the desert near the border with Mexico. Home to several summits with over 2,000′ of prominence, Chiricahua […]

Mount Davis

Mount Davis 12,303′ Sierra Nevada Total Time: 2 days (backpack) Elevation Gain: ~8,000′ Roundtrip Mileage: 30.4 Crux: Class II-III Trailhead: Rush Creek, full services Companions: Holly Mount Davis is a 12K summit in the Ansel Adams Wilderness near the southeastern border of Yosemite. Serving as a backdrop for the Sierra’s famous Thousand Island Lake, the […]

Blue Peak

Blue Peak Lookout Arizona Alpine Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Total Time: 1:20 Roundtrip Mileage: 3.0 Elevation Gain: 650′ Class I Trailhead: Blue Peak Lookout Trail Continued… Greenlee County is a small sliver of land in far Eastern Arizona bordering New Mexico, and isĀ AZ’s second smallest county after Santa Cruz County in the south. The county is […]

Escudilla Mountain

Escudilla Mountain 10,877′ Arizona Alpine Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Total Time: 2:40 Roundtrip Mileage: 6.6 Elevation Gain: 1600′ Class I Trailhead: Escudilla Mountain Trail   Continued… Escudilla Mountain sits in far eastern Arizona near the New Mexican border. At over 10,000′, it is the third highest major summit in the state behind the Humphreys Peak group […]