Ascent of Mount Ellen on 2012-08-19

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Tim Newman
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 19, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Ellen
    Elevation:11522 ft / 3511 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mount 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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