Ascent of Elkhorn Peak on 2021-07-04

Climber: George Burgess

Date:Sunday, July 4, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Elkhorn Peak
    Elevation:8931 ft / 2722 m

Ascent Trip Report

For the fourth of July weekend, we decided to get the dog away from the fireworks and spend some time in the beautiful Elkhorn mountains. I figured along the way it'd be nice to make some progress on the Oregon 100 highest list, and settled on Elkhorn Peak as the most logical destination. As you can see from the track, we parked at the lower parking area and took the alternate trail, which is decent in quality but has some trees down across it.

It was a very hot day and our pup was having trouble with the heat of the trail, so she and my wife stayed at Twin Lakes while my friend and I climbed Elkhorn, which is an easy, unexposed scramble via the route we took.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3454 ft / 1052 m
    Extra Gain:25 ft / 7 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.6 mi / 17.1 km
    Route:Twin Lakes Trail/West Ridge
    Trailhead:Twin Lakes Trailhead  5527 ft / 1684 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Burgess
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