La Paz County High Point Trip Report

Harquahala Peak

Date: December 29, 2003
Author: William Meister Everett

I reached the top of Harquahala mountain by way of the Harquahala Peak Pack Trail as described by Scott Casterlin. His directions are completely correct. The dirt road is still unsigned and there is still a palm tree on the other side of the highway. The dirt road is somewhat rough but drivable by a passenger car if you are careful. It is also somewhat confusing, there are several spurs, but you should be all right if you stick to road in the best condition heading toward the mountain. The trailhead is very nice with a register and a good map. The trail itself is in perfect condition, the rockslide area Scott talked about has been fixed apparently.

It took me 5 hours up and back. There was not even a trace of snow anywhere on the mountain, even at the top, which surprised me somewhat.