Ascent to Stukel Mountain-5922' on 2014-01-25
|Others in Party:||ST|
|Date:||Saturday, January 25, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Point Reached:||Stukel Mountain - 5922'|
| Elevation:||6526 ft / 1989 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||-1 ft / -1 m (0% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportThe gate on the northwest side of Stukel just off Hill Road is closed from November through April. It's been an extremely dry year so far and the road we hoofed to the start of the ascent was easily passable by passenger vehicle.
At the first fork from the road, we stayed right (close to Stukel. We then ran into a path that cut up toward the ridgeline ascending southwest up the mountain. A little ways up, this trail ends and you're into bushwacking territory. The going is slow through some semi-dense brush.
My hiking partner and I made it to a smaller peak about a mile away from the summit. This is marked by an old wooden shelter; my friend thinks its there for emergencies.
The summit was within reach but I had work later on that night so we turned back. I'll be back to bag this one for good.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2504 ft / 763 m|
| Route:||Northwest ridgeline|
| Trailhead:||Northwest Gate/Hill Rd. 4022 ft / 1225 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2.5|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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