Ascent of Peak 3763 on 2010-05-31

Climber: Bob Bolton

Others in Party:Alex Head
Guy Meacham
Don Nelsen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, May 31, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Peak 3763
    Elevation:3763 ft / 1146 m

Ascent Trip Report

This peak has an unofficial name of "Birkenfeld Mountain". My friend Don Nelsen was taking people up into the area, and they were all interested in summitting Birkenfeld, so since it's a P1K, I decided to go along as well and bag this one.

The road into the area is not as bad as I feared, but toward the end I was very happy for my 4WD, low range, high clearance 4Runner. Don had already located the beginning of the "trail" approximately here. We parked at the junction just south of there. The faint trail was easy to lose, but the route was pretty obvious, mostly right up the ridge. The summit area is narrow enough that we could easily tell where the top of the ridge was, but treed enough that we couldn't tell which of the two highest contours was higher. So of course we visited both.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:803 ft / 244 m
    Total Elevation Loss:803 ft / 244 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:803 ft / 244 m
    Route:NE ridge
    Start Trailhead:45.71769N 121.98884W  2960 ft / 902 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:803 ft / 244 m
    End Trailhead:45.71769N 121.98884W  2960 ft / 902 m

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