Ascent of Blue Mountain Peak on 2013-02-26

Climber: Frederick Kelley

Others in Party:Thuzar Myint
Foster Stroup
Date:Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Blue Mountain Peak
    Elevation:2256 m / 7402 ft

Ascent Trip Report

We had lodging at Forres Park Guest House in Mavis Bank. They were very helpful with providing introduction to our guide, John, and even provided breakfast at 4AM. John was invaluable at navigating to the trailhead in our rental 4x4 vehicle. The road-track is very steep, rocky, and rutted, and very dangerous in a couple of sections where recent storms have eroded the edges of the track; I cannot emphasize too much that this is a precarious drive with a standard 4x4 rental vehicle.

We arrived at the trailhead at 6:30 AM with the sun still rising behind the mountain; thus the hike up to Portland Gap was shaded throughout...more later
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Trailhead:Jacob's Ladder Trailhead  
Descent Statistics

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