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Ascent of Mount Bolivar on 2018-12-28

Climber: Jeremy Fuerst

Date:Friday, December 28, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Bolivar
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:4319 ft / 1316 m

Ascent Trip Report

This 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.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:sunny & clear



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