Ascent of Mount Wow on 2017-05-29

Climber: Evan Battaglia

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, May 29, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Wow
    Elevation:6040 ft / 1840 m

Ascent Trip Report

12:00 TH
That road is rough, maybe beats the Middle Fork road, but is shorter.

Was confused that the road actually crosses the creek because I read something about fording it on the Summitpost page, then I realized there would probably be less bushwhacking if I went back and took the other old (remnants of a) road a couple hundred yards further up and crossed there. Bushwhacked for a couple hundred yards, then very gradually it got better and better. Only in a couple places did I see signs of possible footprints.

14:50 - ~15:10 Summit
Some steep snow on the way up, I was thankful it was quite soft so did not pose a problem or require very much care.

17:00 TH
On the way back I bushwhacked all the way to the road that crosses the creek, avoiding a ford. I do not recommend this, as it was a bit more bushwhacking. I didn't realize it until later but all told I ended up with quite a bit of scratches on my legs.

Tried to drive over to The Rockies and Mt. Elbert on the way home, but could not find a way through on the logging roads.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2800 ft / 853 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2800 ft / 853 m
    Start Trailhead:3240 ft / 987 m
Descent Statistics

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