Ascent of Big Frog Mountain on 2015-02-14
|Date:||Saturday, February 14, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Big Frog Mountain|
| Elevation:||4200 ft / 1280 m|
Ascent Trip ReportNote that Cookson Creek Road turns right shortly after the pavement ends, there are three other roads at this junction, all with gates, but the one you want is a right turn that goes uphill, not the sharp right that goes downhill. Garmin gps maps don't depict the first half mile of this road correctly, either, so I spent almost 10 minutes trying to figure out which way I was supposed to go. After this, all previous TRs do the trick.
One note on the route - there is a section that switchbacks as you approach the main east-west ridge. If you watch closely, you'll see a well developed side trail that avoids the switchback and saves at least a tenth of a mile in each direction. Made it 3.6 to the summit in 1:05, then 3.5 down in the dark in 1:00. 2:05 round trip.
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