Ascent of Mount Scott on 2019-08-20
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 20, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||8929 ft / 2721 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAccess: This is one of the most popular hikes in Crater Lake National Park, so access is simple and there are restrooms just down the road from the trailhead. On a busy weekend parking may be difficult to find. There is also a fee to enter the park.
The Climb: A very well maintained trail takes you all the way to the summit. It was easy going and I saw hikers of all ages and abilities out enjoying a beautiful day at Crater Lake. The summit sports a lookout tower and a benchmark on a large boulder, which is also the high point. Views of Crater Lake below are superb.
My Thoughts: Mount Scott has one of the best summit views, but is also not at all peaceful. I passed many groups and I was on the summit at the same time as a large family that had to get pictures of every permutation of family members, hats on/off, sunglasses on/off, and facing toward/away from the camera. It was truly ridiculous. Due to the hour long photo shoot at the summit and a long drive back to Idaho, I didn't spend too long at the summit.
I am always looking for climbing partners, so if you are based in or around northern Idaho feel free to contact me.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1240 ft / 377 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||5 mi / 8 km|
| Route:||Mount Scott Trail|
| Trailhead:||7689 ft / 2343 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Time:||50 Minutes|
| Time:||35 Minutes|
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