Ascent of Ross Mountain on 2017-10-01
|Date:||Sunday, October 1, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||7402 ft / 2256 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSince hiking to Ross Mountain requires a trip to Mt Baden-Powell, I looked for an alternative to the PCT out of Vincent Gap, so I tried HPS Route 3 to Mt Burnham.
Parked on east side of Highway 2 near mile marker 71. Followed use trail up slope but soon lost the trail and just went cross country up the slop to the PCT. This cross country took about 45 minutes and 1000 feet of elevation gain. Once on the PCT followed it and then a use trail to the Mt Burnham summit.
Next on to Baden-Powell on PCT and then use trail on west ridge leading to summit. Signed register and enjoyed the view of the backside of Baldy while eating lunch. The summit was crowded on this Sunday afternoon.
Next followed the use trail (well maintained) down the ridgeline over a few bumps until reaching Ross Mountain. That part of the trip was easy as it included 2000 feet of descent, but some spots were steep on lose ground. Signed register (which needs a new container). The ascent back to Baden-Powell was hot and not much fun. Had to take several breaks on the way back.
The descent from Mt Burnham to my car was cross country again, as I could not follow the use trail. Ended the day happy to cross off this peak. If it was not on the HPS list, I doubt it would get much traffic.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3868 ft / 1177 m|
| Extra Gain:||1870 ft / 569 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||10 mi / 16.1 km|
| Route:||Use Trail and PCT|
| Trailhead:||Highway 2 Turnout (Mile 71) 7530 ft / 2295 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
|Descent (To Destination) Statistics|
| Time:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Ascent (From Destination) Statistics|
| Time:||3 Hours |
|Ascent Part of Trip: Oct 1 Hike|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 9404 ft / 2866 m Total Trip Loss: 6068 ft / 1849 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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