Ascent of Bowman Mountain on 2015-10-11
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, October 11, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||4230 ft / 1289 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWeyerhaeuser now requires a permit for access to this one. Non-motorized is $50 for the year and is good for all Weyerhaeuser lands north of I-90. I opted for the $200 motorized permit that came with a key. I drove through the gate off of Mosquito Lake Rd and did Blue first. I then followed good roads up the west side of Bowman, staying left at a Y with a new bridge just after, and turning right onto spur 8100 near what the map called a "borrow pit". Spur 8100 wanders around a lot but the main route is generally easy to identify. Make sure and turn left at about 3400 ft to continue up. The west side of the summit ridge has been recently logged doesn't look much like the aerials anymore. Above the 3000 ft level, high clearance might be nice to have. I parked at about 4000 ft and found an elk trail that led steeply up to the ridge line about midway between the south and north summits. The abandoned road along the ridge made for easy travel to the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||230 ft / 70 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Trailhead:||West side spur 8100 4000 ft / 1219 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
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