Ascent of West Onion Peak on 2011-04-09
|Date:||Saturday, April 9, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||West Onion Peak|
| Elevation:||3076 ft / 937 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGood weather on the Coast at this time of year! All signs were missing at the gate. Looked like vandals tore them down. A large rock slide (boulders as big as cars) has blocked all vehicles at MP 2.1. Walkers can easily climb around it and/or carry bicycles. Spur to the summit ridge has been abandoned for about 30 years. Watch for a cairn in the road at the turnoff. The elk have maintained a decent trail along the spur. At the end of the spur, climb to the left of the boulders. Once again, the elk have maintained a way trail that stays about 200 ft west of the ridge. Only a couple of tiny snow patches left.
The crux of this trip is walking the narrow shoulder on Hwy 101. I wish I had had my orange traffic vest.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3216 ft / 979 m|
| Extra Gain:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||13 mi / 20.9 km|
| Route:||Hug Pt Rd|
| Trailhead:||Hug Point SP 60 ft / 18 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
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