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Ascent of Black Pine Mountains High Point on 2017-06-09

Climber: Connor McEntee

Date:Friday, June 9, 2017
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Black Pine Mountains High Point
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:5464 ft / 1665 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove in a little before sunset, figuring that I would camp in my car the night before and summit early the next morning. Coming from the Salt Lake City area, I figured I could approach from the south via 6 Mile Road. It's a ranch roach that was easily drivable, but I had to open and close a few gates and deal with cows. The road is also a little rutted, so I would recommend following the standard approach from the north even if driving to the area from the south. 6 Mile Road north of the corral and the junction is heavily traveled and much better maintained.

Anyway, the forecast called for light rain ending just a little after sunset. I parked my car down low just across in NF land, but it started to rain and kept raining quite a bit. After a couple hours, I decided to get out, because I didn't want to get stuck on muddy roads. Fortunately, I got out just in time. Some sections of the roadbed through the ranchland is clay and was quickly becoming almost undrivable.

I'll have to come back another time when the weather is more cooperative.
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