Ascent of Burch Mountain-North Peak on 2009-01-24

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Jones
Date:Saturday, January 24, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Burch Mountain-North Peak
    Elevation:4951 ft / 1509 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road up Burch Mtn is severely rutted but otherwise in good shape up to 4000 where we could no longer see it due to snow coverage. If you can "ride the rails" it would be passable in a low clearance vehicle but you'd better make sure your wheels don't fall in the ruts in all but a very high clearance vehicle or you'd be high-centered for sure.

Good access. No other issues.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2331 ft / 709 m
    Extra Gain:190 ft / 57 m
    Distance:11.6 mi / 18.7 km
    Route:Burch Mtn Road
    Trailhead:Random Parking Spot  3000 ft / 914 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Clear at a lower elevation and then limited visibility above 4000 with temps in the teens.

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