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Ascent of Long Mountain on 2010-08-20

Climber: Dean Molen

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Long Mountain
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:4558 ft / 1389 m

Ascent Trip Report

Found a register by John Vitz on the "summit" but I am appreciative of the directions as provided by Ken Jones.

"For Long, the key is to come in from the west. I drove (county?) route 105 south from Vay to Forest Road 2697 (signed, but obscurely), which I followed to Forest Road 2553 (not signed; this is the junction on the right at about 3100’). I followed 2553 to a spot at about 3800’ to 3900’, where it had been bermed. I backed down to a level area and parked. I headed straight uphill – that was a mistake. Instead, follow the road on foot over the berm and uphill until just before you enter an area that was recently logged. Go right cross-country about 100 yards and find a trail/skid road. Turn right and follow a collection of skid roads up the NW ridge to the summit area."

I was able to drive a bit higher than Ken did since the berm was gone that he mentioned. It helps to have a GPS waypoint for this one since the summit is kind of a bare spot on a rounded area.
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