Ascent of South Saddle Mountain on 2018-07-28
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, July 28, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||South Saddle Mountain|
| Elevation:||3464 ft / 1055 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowed the directions at SummitPost to drive to the saddle between the two summits. The gravel roads are all in good condition, except for the last couple of miles, which have larger gravel and a number of big potholes. No other hikers on the mountain, although I did see an ODF truck at the saddle before I started.
Hiked on the road up to the west summit first and stood on the highest rocks next to the towers on the west and east sides. Back at the saddle, I went up the right-hand road and cut up to the left through the bushes when nearing the summit. Found the fireplace and the rock with the survey benchmark disc at the east end of the ridge. It appears that the views could be quite nice on a really clear day, but unfortunately, the eastern sky was pretty hazy from wildfire smoke. I could barely see Hood and Jefferson. On the way down, I found an overgrown logging road (deep ruts) that was an easier route back to the gravel road. I have marked its approximate location on the GPS track.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||194 ft / 59 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||194 ft / 59 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.7 mi / 1.1 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
Some haze from wildfires in eastern Oregon.
| Gain on way in:||194 ft / 59 m|
| Distance:||0.4 mi / 0.6 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Saddle 3270 ft / 996 m|
| Time:||0 Hours 13 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||194 ft / 59 m|
| Distance:||0.3 mi / 0.5 km|
| End Trailhead:||Saddle 3270 ft / 996 m|
| Time:||0 Hours 7 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: South Saddle Mtn 072818|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 364 ft / 111 m Total Trip Loss: 364 ft / 111 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Matt Varney
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