Ascent of Mount Everts on 2014-06-15

Climber: Grant Miller

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, June 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Everts
    Elevation:7842 ft / 2390 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from the Rescue Creek Trailhead and walked along the valley on the north side of the peak. At the backcountry campground 1A2, I went off-trail and followed the small creek upstream to the southwest. Hill and valley after hill and valley... it was a long trek with no clear indication of the summit. After climbing every hill, there would be another higher hill to the southwest just on the far side of a sloping valley. Travel was slow and burdened by my added 25 to 30 pounds I carried on my back for overnighting. Without a compass, I veered slightly south and accidentally climbed the peak to the east of Everts, thinking it was Everts. From that peak, I was able to orient myself on the map and spot the summit of Everts (the only (slightly) higher hill to the west). Finally at the summit, I was disappointed by the view because Mammoth Hot Springs to the west was obscured by a gentle sloping hill. Upon walking down the hill, I reached a grassy knoll about 50 feet lower than the summit that had a spectacular view of Mammoth and the mountains to the west (sepulcher and electric), southwest (bunsen, holmes, and antler), and northwest (northern gallatin range). All in all, the bushwhacking to the summit was annoying and disappointing since there was no single sloping summit, but rather a series of hills and valleys. If I choose to climb Everts again, I will approach it from the steep western side. From the west, Everts actually appears to be a little more mountain-like (though it really is just a massive plateau with a highpoint near the middle) and may be more fun to climb.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1107 ft / 337 m
    Trailhead:Rescue Creek Trail  6735 ft / 2052 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 

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