Ascent of Lynchs Rim on 2011-10-09

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Sunday, October 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lynchs Rim
    Elevation:6932 ft / 2112 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Lynchs Rim from the west. One could climb the steep slope and negotiate the rocky lip from the east if you want more of a hiking challenge. I turned north off of Hwy 140 at about virtual mile post 21.5, zeroed my odometer, crossed a cattle guard and started up a rocky rough road that never got any better only worse. High Clearance is mandatory on this drive and if the road is wet lots of help from the mud gods. At mile 1.0 I psssed under some large powere transmission lines and the road is parked as FR 7142. At 3.0 miles cross a cattle guard and then in 100 yds turn left. At 5.2 miles pass a skinny antenna on the left and the road is washed out so I had to turn to my right and drive down through this washout. At 6.8 miles I had entered a forested area with aspens and I turned right onto a lesser road, crossed a rocky creek area and parked at 6.9 miles at a nice campsite where I car camped.

In the morning I hiked out the road towards the high point. The "road" that continues does not match the topo's and is really just where someone was driving through the grass hunting. I followed this road track a ways and then just turned left and headed towards where my GPS indicated that the high point was located. There is a wide back of Mountain Mahogany that protects the high point from view. I picked my way through this obstacle without having to bushwhack. I reached the rim south of the high point and then just followed the rim up while enjoying the views to the east. Great views. There are a couple antennas on the south end of the rim, but they are about 4 miles from the high point.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:340 ft / 103 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:West Side
    Trailhead:6592 ft / 2009 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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