Ascent of Stukel Mountain on 2017-08-12
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, August 12, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Summit:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||6525 ft / 1988 m|
Ascent Trip Reportgmaps 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|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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