Ascent of Stukel Mountain on 2017-08-12

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 12, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Stukel Mountain
    Elevation:6525 ft / 1988 m

Ascent Trip Report

gmaps and OSM don't quite have the accurate road to the top: it seems that it's been re-routed a bit, it looks like they wanted to avoid some private land. the road is really obvious though: it's graveled and well-maintained. basically at each turn you just pick the direction with gravel. even so, i'm attaching the track to make it even easier.

the "hardest" part was finding the quarry everyone talked about ... gmaps really wanted to take me through someone's front yard (on the south side). i just kept circling the mountain clockwise until the road became apparent. you could just ask your nav software to take you to 42.1208, -121.6692 and the rest is straight-forward.

other than some medium steep sections the road is fine for any vehicle. you'll know pretty early on if you can make it, one of the early switchbacks is at about the max angle of the rest of the road.

if you like benchmark recovery then this peak might be for you: it seems like the benchmark may still be where it's supposed to be, but there was a bush and dirt i didn't feel like rooting around in to find it. the summit building was not placed on top of the benchmark... but that doesn't mean that they didn't remove the benchmark when messing around placing the building. i found one reference mark, and a post where the other should have been.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:35 ft / 10 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:6490 ft / 1978 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
smokey haze
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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