Ascent of Peak 7804 on 2021-04-03
|Date:||Saturday, April 3, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7804 ft / 2378 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was the first of four peaks I hiked in one long loop. These four peaks hem in the Little Cinder Basin, a very popular off-road vehicle recreation area. These peaks form a rough square around the central basin, this peak being the southwest peak of the four.
I parked at the end of the "improved" portion of FR-777, passable in my Subaru Forester. The road continues across the black volcanic cinders but is loose. I walked this road (and a number of parallel tracks) a couple miles until I was roughly north of this peak, then walked up a track to the top. The hike was steep and loose but not difficult. The summit crater has two ridges, the west being highest, but the east being close. I visited both, exiting off the peak to the east, following more tracks downhill to just below the saddle that connects this peak to my next peak, Peak 7866.
The mileage listed here is for the entire hike. I did not break it down by individual peaks.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1114 ft / 339 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||634 ft / 192 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||1114 ft / 339 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1044 ft / 318 m; Extra: 70 ft / 21m|
| Loss on way in:||70 ft / 21 m|
| Distance:||9.5 mi / 15.3 km|
| Route:||FR-777, N ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||FR-777 OHV staging area 6760 ft / 2060 m|
| Loss on way out:||564 ft / 171 m|
| Route:||East slope & tracks|
| End Trailhead:||Saddle to east 7240 ft / 2206 m|
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