Ascent of Boulder Peak on 2010-09-05
|Others in Party:||Bob Packard|
|Date:||Sunday, September 5, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||8299 ft / 2529 m|
Ascent Trip ReportLate 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|
| Time Down:||4 Hours |
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