Ascent of Ogden Hill on 2010-11-05

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Friday, November 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ogden Hill
    Elevation:5840 ft / 1780 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Ogden Hill from the PCT. I drove up I-5 and exited at the Mt Ashland Ski Area exit. I drove a short distance towards the Mt Ashland Ski Road to where the PCT crosses the road. I parked here and hiked south on the PCT. In about 1.25 miles the PCT crosses a gravel road that goes steeply up hill to the right. I followed the road up until it flattened a little on the east side of Ogden Hill. Elevation here was just over 5,400 ft so I left the road and hiked cross country towards the summit up a grassy slope. When I got close to the high point, I could see that the high point was covered with thick brush. I hiked around to the right until I got on the ridge and then followed the ridge into the brush to the high point. The summit is kind of flat, so I beat around in the brush for a while looking for a distinctive rock outcropping that would serve as the high point. I couldn't find anything distinctive. There are great views in places hiking up the PCT and also from the road.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1657 ft / 505 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:PCT and Road
    Trailhead:4183 ft / 1274 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack

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