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Ascent of Blue Box Pass Peak on 2015-04-24

Climber: Austin D. Smith

Others in Party:Mark Smith -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Douglas Graham
Date:Friday, April 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Blue Box Pass Peak
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:4600 ft / 1402 m

Ascent Trip Report

Turn onto Blue Box Pass Road off of Highway 26 (Road 2660 I believe). It is very easy to miss as it is just kind of a dirt road off the side. As soon as you have made the turn off you will be faced with a road junction. Take the Higher road to the right (Road 220) Not road 2660 as it will be a longer hike and steeper approach. The road is pretty much a one way dirt road. Travel exactly 2.0 miles up the road and you will come to a T. Turn right. You can go straight but it will take you to the other side of the summit and appears to be a slightly longer hike. Follow to the right for 0.65 miles to its end. A couple of rocky sections might be a clearance issue for a standard car or van during the last half-mile. At the end of the road, cross country west through a recent clear-cut to the top. The highpoint is hard to determine. We visited several rocks which are candidates for summit honors.

There is a marked, north/south trail that traverses the summit just feet to the east of the summits rocks. No views at the top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:180 ft / 54 m
    Total Elevation Loss:180 ft / 54 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:180 ft / 54 m
    Route:"Cross Country to Top"
    Start Trailhead:Road 220  4420 ft / 1347 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:180 ft / 54 m
    Route:Retraced Steps
    End Trailhead:Road 220  4420 ft / 1347 m
    Time:11 Minutes



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