Ascent of Blue Eagle Mountain on 2013-09-15

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Others in Party:Dean Molen -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 15, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Eagle Mountain
    Elevation:9561 ft / 2914 m

Ascent Trip Report

Dean and I accessed Blue Eagle from the east. We turned off of Hwy 6 in Currant and followed a gravel road into Box Canyon. This is a long drive of 25 miles on roads that turn to goo when wet. We used 4WD a few times in the muddy sections. We drove all the way past Andrew Spring and Log Spring to Tank Summit. Tank Summit was our trailhead.

The hike was first up over a small saddle and then down into a drainage that contains Cazier Spring. This part is mostly following cow/horse trails through sage brush. Then we hiked up to the south ridge of Blue Eagle through mostly a pine and juniper forest. Hiking was easy and continued to be easy once on the ridge. The ridge has several ups and downs and then past point 8830 on the topo we encountered a steep rocky area. This area is white on the topo. Some of this is vertical rock. We found the easiest route was more to the east side where the rock and forest meet. The final ascent was up a steep rocky gully that was not technical.

On the descent we took a more direct route down and towards the trailhead. I would use the direct route if I were to climb this one again. Great climb, great views.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2423 ft / 737 m
    Total Elevation Loss:635 ft / 192 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.3 mi / 10.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2148 ft / 654 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1788 ft / 545 m; Extra: 360 ft / 109m
    Loss on way in:360 ft / 109 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route:Tank Summit
    Start Trailhead:7773 ft / 2369 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:275 ft / 83 m
    Gain on way out:275 ft / 83 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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