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Ascent of Crook Peak on 2014-04-26

Climber: Caleb Morris

Others in Party:Troy Baker
Date:Saturday, April 26, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Crook Peak
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:7834 ft / 2387 m

Ascent Trip Report

Nice snow hike up the ridge between snowstorms. We drove the Plush cutoff road to McDowell Creek Road, and then on to a clearing at 6500 feet where conditions became too muddy to drive any further. From there we walked a rough 4x4 track to the base of the peak and then a direct ascent up the northeast ridge. The previous evenings blizzard left fresh snow for the entire ascent, around 1" at base and several inches up top, great hiking conditions!

I lost my wallet on this hike, thanks to a backpack pocket working its way open while making the descent. I was fully prepared to leave it behind not really being interested in backtracking and looking for it, however Troy rallied me into at least making a small effort to look for it. Thankfully I stumbled across it about a mile and half from the car. Thanks to Troy for his never say die attitude.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1200 ft / 365 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1200 ft / 365 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Northeast Ridge
    Start Trailhead:6634 ft / 2022 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km



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