Ascent of Bigler Mountain on 2012-04-14

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bigler Mountain
    Elevation:2545 ft / 775 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Hwy 101 opposite Klahowya CG turn south on Cooper Ranch Road and follow it 2.2 miles to its junction with Mary Clark Road. Continue on Cooper Ranch Road (which requires a left at that junction) another 0.7 miles to a crossroad of sorts - there are gravel roads to both left and right. Park where you don't block any road.

The road to your left (not on my topo maps; see the attached GPS track) leads almost to the summit of Bigler Mountain. It is gated at the bottom and posted against motor travel by the owner (Rayonier), although the gate was closed but unlocked when I was there. I chose to walk it. The road leads to the last saddle before the summit (2440'+); from here continue through open clear cut and into the edge of the open woods about 100' higher to the summit of the peak.

There are decent views from the hike due to the clear cuts along the way, but the summit is in the tall timber.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1795 ft / 546 m
    Extra Gain:25 ft / 7 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Rayonier logging road
    Trailhead:Bigler Mountain road  800 ft / 243 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

Download this GPS track as a GPX file

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