Ascent of Thorp Mountain on 2022-06-17

Climber: Reed Russell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, June 17, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Thorp Mountain
    Elevation:5854 ft / 1784 m

Ascent Trip Report

Date: 17 JUN 2022
Start Time: 0936
Start Location: FSR 4308-120; 3,918’

Total Time: 04:10:36
Moving Time: 03:15:46
Stopped Time: 00:54:50
Total Distance: 5.94 m
Total Elevation Gain: 1,936’

Brought snow shoes, didn't need them.

Seems having these random half-days are becoming common for me lately, so I figured I'd see what the French Cabin area looked like, as I had yet to venture out there, and Thorp Mountain being on the Home Court 100 list appeared to offer a quick option.

A deep rutty section in the road forced me to park about 0.7 m away from the start of the Knox Creek Trail #1315A. BUT it did allow me to almost get run over by a bear who I crossed paths with along the road.

There's not much to say about this mountain, the trail was well established most of the way, still some areas of snow cover, most inconveniently along the 5000' contour line side-hill section.

The lookout was closed up, and I could not find a summit register. Do they keep these things inside the lookouts on peaks with them? Am I just really bad at finding summit registers? Questions abound.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1936 ft / 590 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1936 ft / 590 m
    Distance:5.9 mi / 9.6 km
    Route:Knox Creek Trail #1315A
    Start Trailhead:FSR 4308-120  3918 ft / 1194 m
    Time:2 Hours 6 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Knox Creek Trail #1315A
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Reed Russell
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