Ascent of Elk Mountain on 2012-03-07
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, March 7, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2270 ft / 691 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI hiked up the rocky trail from the picnic area on the north side and then cross country to the high point designated on the topo. Once there, you can see a large boulder about .25 mile to the south west that looks at least as high as the high point. I hiked over there to see if I could get on top of the boulder. Getting over to the boulder requires some scrambling and route finding, but I finally got there. There is no way I could climb the boulder without a rope. It is about 30 feet of smooth granite. I looked around on all sides and could see no way to climb up. Even if I had the skill to climb up, I would need a rope to get back down. I wonder if anyone has used a level to determine if the boulder is higher than the point designated.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||800 ft / 243 m|
| Distance:||4.1 mi / 6.6 km|
| Route:||Elk Mtn Trail|
| Trailhead:||1470 ft / 448 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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