Ascent of Waterman Mountain on 2018-04-11

Climber: Scott Sharaga

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Waterman Mountain
    Elevation:8038 ft / 2449 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Buckhorn day use area and followed the Waterman trail to the summit and followed a ski run and dirt road back down. Pretty windy at the top.

I was the only person atop the mountain, which made it a little eerie to wander through an empty ski slope with all its empty chairlifts and little shacks. I kept thinking about all the activity that would be happening here during a normal winter day and how the place was now silent except for the wind in the trees. The snowmaking pond was a pleasant surprise. I wasn't sure which route to take downhill so I ended up following a steep ski run down and cutting through the woods until I found the dirt road to the bottom.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1238 ft / 377 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1238 ft / 377 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1238 ft / 377 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Mt Waterman trail
    Start Trailhead:Buckhorn day use area  6800 ft / 2072 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1238 ft / 377 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:ski slope dirt road
    End Trailhead:Buckhorn day use area  6800 ft / 2072 m

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