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Ascent of Olson Mountain on 2016-05-17

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Olson Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:5040 ft / 1536 m

Ascent Trip Report

From virtual milepost 31.3 on Oregon Highway 62 south of Prospect look for an unmarked gravel road.
If driving north towards Prospect this will be just before a 6% descent sign.
Zero your odometer here.

0.0 TURN EAST on this unmarked gravel road (State Highway Tie - Medco)
0.2 BEAR RIGHT onto Laurelhurst Connect
0.4 TURN LEFT on Laurelhurst Connect (marked 33-1E-25.1)
1.8 BEAR RIGHT on Laurelhurst Connect
2.1 CONTINUE STRAIGHT onto Medco A Road
2.5 CONTINUE STRAIGHT then TURN RIGHT onto unmarked 33-2E-31
3.3 TURN LEFT onto Medco B Road (signed "B ROAD" - you will be on Medco B from here)
4.9 CONTINUE STRAIGHT
5.1 CONTINUE STRAIGHT (sign 33-2E-8.1 B")
5.3 CONTINUE STRAIGHT
5.7 BEAR LEFT
5.9 CONTINUE STRAIGHT
6.3 HARD RIGHT
6.7 BEAR LEFT
6.8 CONTINUE STRAIGHT
7.0 CONTINUE STRAIGHT (sign "TAGGERTS CR RD 2 1/2" on right)
7.6 TURN RIGHT
8.2 HARD LEFT (bermed road ahead)
8.6 CONTINUE STRAIGHT (sign "N FK CLARK CR - 2" on right)
8.8 CONTINUE STRAIGHT
9.0 CONTINUE STRAIGHT
9.2 CONTINUE STRAIGHT
9.5 PARK on the left side.

I started hiking up a very primitive road leading to the right.
I spent a lot of time wandering around the bushy summit ridge with GPS looking for the high point.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:175 ft / 53 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Road, then bushwack
    Trailhead:Medco B Road  4865 ft / 1482 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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