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