Ascent of South Saddle Mountain on 2011-07-18

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, July 18, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Saddle Mountain
    Elevation:3464 ft / 1055 m

Ascent Trip Report

An open-country/scramble/bushwhack through scattered slash from an active logging operation. Had to dodge a logging truck on the drive in too!

Two things keep this peak from being a complete 'why-did-I-come-here' trek: (1) There is a ruin of what I imagine is an old lookout structure near the summit (fireplace, metal ladders, etc). (2) There is a survey marker on what is almost certainly the true summit, an outcropping on the far north end that is obscured by some bushes. It's a CoHP, but I was still a bit surprised to find that there, as it doesn't appear that nearby Rogers Peak had one.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:224 ft / 68 m
    Elevation Loss:224 ft / 68 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2+
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:224 ft / 68 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:direct ascent
    Trailhead:saddle  3240 ft / 987 m
    Time Up:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:224 ft / 68 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:direct descent
    Trailhead:saddle  3240 ft / 987 m
    Time Down:10 Minutes

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