Ascent of South Saddle Mountain on 2012-08-18

Climber: Jason Vogler

Date:Saturday, August 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:South Saddle Mountain
    Elevation:3464 ft / 1055 m

Ascent Trip Report

Used the directions from the other County HP's and they were not bad. Took Hwy 6 Towards Tillamook. Just after Mile Marker 33 on the south side of the road is the exit for Browns camp. As soon as you exit you need to take an immediate Right hand turn at a T and take this road to its end where it will T again (about 2 miles) Then take a right and stay on the main road for several miles. The trees are marked every 1/2 mile and I believe it was just after mile marker 8 you come to a big open area on your left. Just as the road turns to the right another road goes up a more unkept hill directly south. Take this road up about .8 miles and the road forks to the left and right. Go left and you will come to the saddle. Park here at the saddle. A logging road goes almost to the top where you will have to bushwhack to the old tower ruins (an old fire place and ladder). Just North of this on one of the rocks is the is not easy to see and it is very overgrown in this area which has been clear cut all around except for this little area. Back down was no problem and hiking to the top of the West peak was even easier as it is a road. There are two sets of rocks that could be the summit so hit both...I did. The views were actually pretty good because of the clear cut so I was happy with the hike. I measured out 2 miles total from the saddle to both peaks and back. An intersting adventure if you a bored on a Weekend.

#2 Oregon County High Point

Washington County Highpoint Done!
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Start Trailhead:Saddle area of the mountain  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km

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