Ascent of Nicolai Mountain on 2013-07-18

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, July 18, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nicolai Mountain
    Elevation:3027 ft / 922 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Nicolai Mtn from Hwy 30 between Astoria and Claskanie. I turned on the signed road for the Nicolai Mtn OHV area. From Hwy 30 I went straight at mile 1.5, at 2.9 miles turned left, and at 4.1 miles turn right for the road to the summit. Driving up this summit road there is a fork where the right fork may be gated. The gated road goes to the summit. I continued driving using the left fork and in another quarter mile the road ended where an ATV route begins.

I hiked up the ATV route to the summit area where there are comm buildings at the east end of the ridge. The road continues west onto the higher part of the ridge and I walked out this road. There was some recent logging activity along this road and I bushwhacked south from the road to higher ground along the ridge. I think I found the highest point along the ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:257 ft / 78 m
    Total Elevation Loss:257 ft / 78 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:257 ft / 78 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:East side ATV Trail
    Start Trailhead:2770 ft / 844 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:257 ft / 78 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    End Trailhead:2770 ft / 844 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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