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Ascent of Mount Tom on 2016-09-23

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, September 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Tom
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:3166 ft / 964 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drive directions:

I began by following Richard Partridge's excellent driving directions of 2014-05-21. I took a modified route up by turning right at his mile 4.2, but descended his route and found the roads to be better developed that way.

Here are my notes for Richard's route. I recorded mileage from the turn onto Marcola Road.

0.0 Turn Right off 42nd Street onto Marcola Road.
6.5 Turn Left onto Hill Road (virtual milepost 7.7)
6.6 Turn Right onto Donna Road
7.2 Turn Left onto McGowan Creek Road
9.8 Bear Right at Y junction
11.5 Bear Left at Y junction (Richard's mile 4.2)
12.1 Pass under power lines
14.0 End of pavement
14.1 Pass quary on your left
14.2 Continue Straight
14.5 Continue Straight
14.7 Continue Straight
16.0 Continue Straight
16.2 Bear Right at Y junction
16.6 Continue Straight
16.9 Continue Straight
17.8 Turn Left at T junction
18.2 Gate; park here

I passed around the locked gate and hiked the road up to a wide clearing. The highest point appears to be either overlooking a pit or on a berm above the clearing, but there are many candidates to choose from.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike



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