Ascent of Peak 7804 on 2021-04-03

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Saturday, April 3, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 7804
    Elevation:7804 ft / 2378 m

Ascent Trip Report

This 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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