Ascent of Mount Bolivar on 2018-12-28
|Date:||Friday, December 28, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4319 ft / 1316 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a trip including Clatsop, Columbia, Washington, Polk, Lincoln, Coos, Curry, and Benton counties.
Left from Roseburg, where I had stayed the previous evening.
Familiar with the story of the ill-fated Kim family, I was prepared to turn around at the first sign of snow on the road, even with a high-clearance 4WD vehicle.
The locals I spoke to at the Tri-City gas station strongly cautioned against driving up there. But knowing the forecast was clear, and with a full tank of gas and fully stocked in case of emergency, and with my wife knowing my full itinerary, I chose to go for it.
Not a flake of snow was on the paved road all the way to Mt. Bolivar. And in fact I saw an occasional other vehicle on the road.
A light layer of snow started about .5 mile into the walk, but there was never a need to stomp in steps.
Beautiful clear views at the summit, all the way to Mt. Jefferson.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||sunny & clear|
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