Ascent of Mount Ellen on 2012-08-19
|Others in Party:||BMS 914|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, August 19, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11522 ft / 3511 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMount Ellen is a relatively easy hike for an ultra-prominent peak. While there is nice trail from the trailhead at Bull Creek Pass, it fades out upon reaching the ridge. The terrain up there is open, but crosses loose rocks for several stretches. It is strange how many cairns there are on false summits before reaching the real summit (which has a mailbox with a register on that summit cairn).
Note that the road to Bull Creek Pass requires high clearance. Beyond that, be careful for sharp rocks. Despite knowing that, I still managed to get a flat.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1137 ft / 346 m|
| Extra Gain:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Route:||Mount Ellen trail|
| Trailhead:||Bull Creek Pass 10485 ft / 3195 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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