Peak(s):  Mt. Princeton  -  14,197 feet
Date Posted:  10/04/2008
Date Climbed:   10/03/2008
Author:  pt4

 Mt. Princeton Road  

Started up Mt. Princeton Rd to 10,900 feet, just past the radio towers described in Roach‘s book. The road has lots of up and down places, plus loose gravel that may bother 2WD vehicles. It is a very narrow road with few if any pull over spots to let other cars through. There is no parking from the 11,000 ft mark up to the TH. Contrary to Roach‘s book, I thought TH was marked well with 2 cairns. From the 11,000 ft parking, climb road through 3-4 switch backs until road straightens out. Right at timberline, in the middle of the straight part of the road, you will see two tall cairns on the right to start actual trail. No snow to speak of on the trail or on the summit. It is a great hike, though it is very easy to loose the trail though the rocky part leading to the summit. I got great advice from a fellow hiker who had completed trail before which was- on the way up, stay left and follow the ridge line all the way. Conversely, stay right and follow the ridge line back down or you will waste time and energy. It took me a little under 3 hours to reach summit.

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