Yuma County High Point Trip Report

Signal Peak

Date: May 24, 1992
Author: Andy Martin

Camped a few miles west of the peak, and the next morning got Honda to 2,400' in Kofa Queen Canyon. Low clearance stopped me, but Guy informs me his VW bug made it up the wash to Indian Canyon. From here, head up to saddle just west of Ten Ewe peak, and then west, following small "hanging gullies" in places.

Overlooks are pretty impressive to the south. We stayed out of Indian Canyon, and were about 1000' to the south of it most of the way up. Crux of route is at 3,600 to 3,800 feet, you need to be sure-footed here. Saw lone ram and ~5 ewes on the hike. Weather was cloudy and cool for May, but we were pretty thirsty by the time we got back to the car. Three liters was not enough, should have cached some more water in Kofa Queen Canyon. AC sure felt good on the drive back to Quartzite, where slushies were the beverage of choice.

March 20, 1999 update:

We camped right at base of hill 2440+ in section 34, and early next morning drove 4wd up Kofa Queen Canyon to junction with Ten Ewe Canyon. Figuring that our party would be the slowest we headed up without waiting. From here we headed to saddle 3840+. There is now a fairly good use route heading up here, with cairns in spots. The use route is not as defined here. We headed west towards the top, and found a little water in the hanging valleys.

Once on top we thought that the peak just north of the BM was slightly lower, but we hiked over there anyway. On our descent to the vehicles we went over to saddle 4,800' just SE of the peak, and investigated a windsock there.