Ascent of Dutch John Mountain on 2009-10-25
|Date:||Sunday, October 25, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Dutch John Mountain|
| Elevation:||8860 ft / 2700 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWOW! This peak had quite a variety- route-finding through thick forest, route-finding to find a good route to the summit (there is no trail), loose rocky terrain, bushwhacking, crossing steep loose terrain, a little rock scrambling (class 3, though one could find and do tougher), and avoiding cliffs.
At the summit, there was a register that was placed there in 1999. Since then, one person visited in 2002, and another earlier in 2009. There was also an incredible view including Mt. Grafton, Wheeler Peak, Mt. Moriah, and others to the north, and Roe Peak, Highland Peak and others to the south.
FYI, the dirt road going around the mountain, giving access to the west side, is well graded and easily navigated with a standard car.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2690 ft / 819 m|
| Extra Gain:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Route:||West face|
| Trailhead:||Road NNW of summit 6270 ft / 1911 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
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