Ascent of Logan Peak on 2016-11-05

Climber: Keaton Reed

Others in Party:Tomsen Reed
Date:Saturday, November 5, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Logan Peak
    Elevation:9710 ft / 2959 m

Ascent Trip Report

Annual Logan Peak hike. This time we decided to use mountain bikes and approach from Cowley Canyon. We started in the dark, and cycled up the White Bedground Camp without any incident (a little over 7800 feet). The road was in good condition and very dry until the camp. There was a bit of mud there. Once we began ascending the switchbacks heading up the ridge to the east of Logan Peak, we encountered deep ruts and a little bit of snow on the north facing slopes. That made things a little tricky. Among the trees there was also a bit of snow. At one point there was a downed tree that blocked the path. We had to carry out bikes over that obstacle. Finally we made it to the Logan Peak road, at which point we ditched the bikes because there was a lot of mud, snow, and rock. We hiked the rest of the way and then ran back down to the bikes. I'm counting the distance for the ascent, because it was a hard-fought battle getting up those slopes. I wont count the distance on the way down . . . until we got to Richards Hollow. We wanted to go down Richards, because we had heard it was a good mountain biking route. It was not. It was full of thick, deep mud. We and our bikes were covered all over in mud by the time we made it to the bottom. We basically hiked out bikes most of the way in Richards hollow because of the conditions. It was great fun...

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4190 ft / 1277 m
    Round-Trip Distance:21 mi / 33.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4190 ft / 1277 m
    Distance:13.5 mi / 21.7 km
    Start Trailhead:5520 ft / 1682 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km

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