Ascent of Lyman Hill on 2010-10-29

Climber: Ken Russell

Date:Friday, October 29, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lyman Hill
    Elevation:4280 ft / 1304 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used the Hathaway Road access on the west side. Gate was open but I had previously talked to a contractor working on the road and he said the gate is always closed when workers leave the area. I parked at the gate.

The topo shows the road switchbacks ending at about 2,200. The good news is the satellite photo shows the road continuing to almost 2,600. The even better news is that I discovered the road has been extended to about 3,000 near the north branch of Thunder Creek. Construction is continuing and I couldn't tell where the road is headed.

From the 3,000 ft level, it is a short bushwhack to an abandoned logging road about 200 ft up the hill. In the satellite photo this is the road in the middle of the small clearcut with 3 bands of trees crossing it. There is an abandoned bulldozer on the old road that makes a good landmark. The road is being taken over by alders but is still easy to walk. I followed it to about 3,700 where an old steel tank is rusting away.

Pick a path and bushwhack straight up hill. You should hit the road near the broken gate for the summit spur.

I took 8 hours RT but I suspect most could do this quicker.

WA P3k 20/52
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3830 ft / 1167 m
    Distance:13.8 mi / 22.2 km
    Route:Hathaway Rd
    Trailhead:450 ft / 137 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy

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