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Ascent of Offield Mountain on 2010-07-18

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 18, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Offield Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4109 ft / 1252 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Somes Bar on CA 96 go a short distance east on Salmon River Rd to Camp Three Rd; left on Camp Three Rd (FSR 15N17) and uphill 6.4 miles on narrow paved road to Offield Saddle. From here a dirt road, rocky in places, ascends about 1,300' in 1.5 miles to the level summit area where Offield Mountain L.O. was once located. The summit offers an extensive panorama up and down the Klamath River and across to the Siskiyou Wilderness, with Preston Peak a standout to the north. A high-clearance vehicle can drive from the saddle to the top, but I elected to walk to avoid the rocky stretch and undue tire wear.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Ideal



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