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Ascent of Mount Sylvania on 2017-08-01

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Sylvania
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:970 ft / 295 m

Ascent Trip Report

I found a little parking turn out at Becket Street next to a tiny city park called McNary City Park and wow, it did not have signs saying it was only for local residents. I parked and hiked down as far as I could go to make this an ascent worthy of counting. I followed Kerr Parkway to Walking Woods Drive where there is a VERY steep hill. I followed this steep hill past nice homes but a non gated neighborhood (how nice) and took a right in front of the Kerr Natural area until the topo bottomed out at around elevation 520 then hiked all the way back to my car and then kept going up.

I headed west on Becket Street until I found the Nansen Summit drive that takes you up to a loop drive then you find a very steep bike trail to the public park as noted in previous reports. I headed down the back side and found a nifty hiking trail that is very steep on the East by SE side of the park that takes you down to Garibaldi Street. My car was waiting close by at McNary Park. Decent views once again.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:450 ft / 137 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Grade/Class:1, 1+
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
99F Hot
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:450 ft / 137 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:McNary Park  520 ft / 158 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Portland-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bald Peak2017-08-01 a480 ft / 146 m
2Cooper Mountain2017-08-01 b443 ft / 135 m
3Mount Sylvania2017-08-01 c450 ft / 137 m
4West Linn Peak2017-08-02481 ft / 147 m
7Cornell Mountain2017-08-03 a319 ft / 97 m
8Council Crest2017-08-03 b870 ft / 265 m
9Mount Scott2017-08-03 c40 ft / 12 m
10Kelly Butte2017-08-03 d193 ft / 59 m
11Powell Butte2017-08-03 e360 ft / 110 m
Total Trip Gain: 3636 ft / 1108 m    Total Trip Loss: 260 ft / 78 m



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