Ascent to Round Mountain-East Slopes on 2004-07-17

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Glenn Slayden
Asda S.
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 17, 2004
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Round Mountain - East Slopes
    Elevation:3500 ft / 1066 m
    Remaining Elevation:1820 ft / 555 m (95% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

We bailed on this one because we could not find a trail.

We drove up to Deer Creek Pass from Darrington and then south on FR 1850, a narrow track leading south. We parked and started looking for a trail leading west, uphill, into the dense brush left over from a clear-cut. One of us only had shorts on, so a bushwhack would not have been good. The brush looked really nasty.

Glenn and I attacked the bushes and low trees, looking for trails of any kind, but found none. We could see the ridge above, leading to Coney Pass, but it seemed very inaccesible. Also, it was blisteringly hot and buggy out.

The road led downhill to a wooded area, and a spur switchbacked uphill a bit, but above that was only more thick brush. We had tried for almost an hour to find some kind of path up, and we knew it was now time to give up. Our little group did not have the experience or inclination for a major bushwhack at this time.

This hike seems like it is best done in the spring, when snow covers the brush or it has not had time to grow out so much.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Trailhead:FR 1850  3400 ft / 1036 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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