Ascent of Marys Peak on 2017-06-03

Climber: Ted Glick

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Marys Peak
    Elevation:4097 ft / 1248 m

Ascent Trip Report

Marys Peak north ridge is a great training hike, and it's not too far from the Eugene/Corvallis/Salem/Portland areas. On this particular outing, I intended to start/finish at the North Ridge Extension Trail trailhead (44.5412, -123.5196) for some extra mileage, but there was a very sketchy-looking group camped or squatting there, so I just continued up to the regular North Ridge trailhead.

I hiked up, enjoyed lunch at the summit, then did the short loop on the East Ridge trail before hooking back up with the North Ridge trail for the descent to the trailhead. The deep-woods East Ridge scenery is quite beautiful.

As the highest peak in the coast range, Marys Peak's summit weather can be quite stormy with Pacific weather systems having no obstacles before hitting this small mountain. Even with good conditions in the Willamette Valley, you can be surprised by the ferocity of Marys Peak's summit weather. I recommend checking before you go.

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Gloomy charm on the East Ridge trail (2017-06-03). Photo by Ted Glick.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3097 ft / 943 m
    Total Elevation Loss:800 ft / 243 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.5 mi / 16.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2297 ft / 700 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:North Ridge Trail 1324
    Start Trailhead:North Ridge  1800 ft / 548 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:800 ft / 243 m
    Gain on way out:800 ft / 243 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route:East Ridge Tr to North Ridge Tr
    End Trailhead:North Ridge  
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ted Glick
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