Ascent of Warner Peak on 2003-03-15
|Others in Party:||david p|
|Date:||Saturday, March 15, 2003|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7200 ft / 2194 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDuring spring break I was exploring SE & Central OR for a week or so with some classmates. We looped around Steens Mtn and went through the Alvord Desert, then up into French Glen. Then headed to Hart Mtn Antelope Refuge and tented in the hot springs campground. The hot spring was enclosed with a cinder block wall open to the sky, there was a bespectacled older guy smoking pot and soaking who described himself as a christian and noted that he saw himself as "A Kingdom Builder, whatever that means". His friend also offered detailed advice on how much alcohol one could drink depending on the temperature of the hot spring one was soaking in. Factors to consider: body weight, water temp, time in hotspring, ABV, rate of drinking.
We hiked from the valley floor up the mountain and attained the ridgeline, I don't think it was the Warner Peak summit, but it may have been. I've asked david P to confirm if it was, but to no avail. On the way down we were able to glissade down some snowfields. Beautiful country out there. I'm kicking myself for not going after Steens Mtn.
Addendum: Radio Facility on summit is shown on map. We did not reach any point with radio towers, so no summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1200 ft / 366 m|
| Trailhead:||6000 ft / 1828 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
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