Ascent of Big Red Mountain on 2016-06-24

Climber: Steve Fountain

Others in Party:Huxley & Toli Fountain
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, June 24, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Red Mountain
    Elevation:7060 ft / 2151 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Siskiyou Summit Road (20) was still blocked in three places by snow this last week of June 2016. The largest and what I suspect is always the last to melt out was just west of Jackson Gap but could be bypassed by taking the (rough) access roads to Dutchman (800 & 805). The middle blockage was about midway between Jackson Gap & Wrangle Gap. The final snow/ice block sat about midway between Siskiyou & McDonald Peaks. (It is a 50-mile detour to get around that one.) My guess is that these are the usual last spots, so may need to plan accordingly for early season access.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:530 ft / 161 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:530 ft / 161 m
    Start Trailhead:Wrrangle Gap  6530 ft / 1990 m
Descent Statistics

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