Ascent of Boulder Peak on 2010-09-05

Climber: Dan Baxter

Others in Party:Bob Packard
Date:Sunday, September 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Boulder Peak
    Elevation:8299 ft / 2529 m

Ascent Trip Report

Late start. we backpacked out the last few miles from our Thompson Peak ascent, and had to drive to this trailhead. We started at the Boulder Creek trailhead and backpacked to just past the Boulder Creek crossing, a short distance before Lower Wright Lake. There were not a lot of great places to camp, as all the best sites were covered with cattle dung. We camped near a salt lick, and the cattle tried to approach that and us in the middle of the night. 4.5 mile hike

Day 2 we summited and returned to the trailhead. We passed by Upper Wright Lake. There is a brief, easy XC class 1-2 walk off trail to the actual summit.

Great Views! Shasta, Thompson peak were most notable.

I'd recommend camping at Lower Wright Lake if you do it as an overnight.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4299 ft / 1310 m
    Route:Boulder Creek Trail, brief XC
    Trailhead:Boulder Creek Trailhead  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1-2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:4 Hours 

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