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Ascent of Mount Edith on 2010-08-26

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Jones
Date:Thursday, August 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Edith
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:9480 ft / 2889 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the S we drove the long ass forest road up the East Fork Cabin Gulch. Solid road and this is public land. At about the 6900' saddle where the topo shows a trail taking off N we instead found an unmapped road which I think was 423F. This headed back NW towards the 7250'. We stopped here and camped for the night to the tune of some coyotes howling. In the morning we then drove the now somewhat poor but still 2WD passable road as it continued through the woods and past a mining claim on the R. It broke out into the open and did a little up and down over a bump and soon we hit the relatively new wooden fence that blocked the old road and now forces one to start hiking at about 7700'. We made relatively quick work of the road and then soon hit a higher TH and eventually above this the road melted into a trail. We followed the good trail until quite close to the saddle and then went up easy grass tundra slopes to the top. Views were wide but not particularly scenic. On the way down we elected to go cross country to the S rather than back over the sub-peak and to the saddle. This cut off a bit of distance though it added more cross country travel. Either way works easily enough. Uneventful hike.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1900 ft / 579 m
    Elevation Loss:1900 ft / 579 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1900 ft / 579 m
    Extra Loss:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Trail then Easy Ridge
    Trailhead:Meadow TH  7640 ft / 2328 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1840 ft / 561 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Trail then Easy Ridge
    Trailhead:Meadow TH  7640 ft / 2328 m



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