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Ascent of Marys Peak on 2017-05-14

Climber: John E Sarna

Date:Sunday, May 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Marys Peak
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:4097 ft / 1248 m

Ascent Trip Report

I actually stood on the highest point inside the fence, finding the gate nearest it open. After bagging it, I tried to close the gate but the U-shaped flange that went down over the other side, while somewhat bent, was still locked in place and my hands weren't strong enough to slide it onto the opposite metal post. If I had a flat crowbar, I probably could have levered it back into the locked position. This is the second time I've reached the actual high point, the first time being before the fence was built, so I'm claiming an ascent each time I reach the highest point outside the fence, given it's so close to the actual high point and only a foot or so higher on this gently sloping grassy hill.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:337 ft / 102 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:old road to top
    Trailhead:Summit Parking Area  3760 ft / 1146 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike



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