Ascent of Lakeview Peak on 2018-12-02
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, December 2, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||3868 ft / 1178 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis peak is a notorious P2K "dumpster" peak, located on a logging road in deep forest. But doing this trip with winter conditions is a good way to add some entirely unnecessary interest and challenge to a Lakeview ascent.
On the drive in (on an excellent dirt road) I parked at a wide spot in the road at 2700 feet due to snow. Previous vehicles had made some wheel ruts down to the road gravel, but I was worried about high-centering, icy snow, and getting trapped if it snowed too much while I was away at the summit.
I then biked for a little over a mile, mostly in a dry rut, and stashed my bike a little ways before the gate when the road got too steep and icy. Then it was about a 3 mile hike to the summit, at first hiking in the 4WD truck rut (that went beyond the gate), then through abut 6" of untracked snow for a while before I followed someone's tracks almost to the summit--likely a hunter. It was lightly snowing for most of the hike, making me slightly worried about my car getting stuck down below.
The summit was the usual anti-climactic forested dumpster peak experience, but at least the snow covered up all the slash, stumps, and logging debris. I tagged all the contending snowy berms in the bend of the logging road and called it good.
I was much faster heading downhill in the snow, and my bike saved me some time getting back to the car as I carefully applied brakes so as to not slide on the snow. I did get pretty muddy from the dirt in the truck rut. My car was fine and in no time I was below the snowline.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1568 ft / 476 m|
| Extra Gain:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||8 mi / 12.9 km|
| Route:||S Logging Rds|
| Trailhead:||Road 6660 2700 ft / 822 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Bicycle|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds|
| Time:||1 Hours 10 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours |
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