Ascent of Eugene Mountains High Point on 2018-04-15

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 15, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Eugene Mountains High Point
    Elevation:7582 ft / 2310 m

Ascent Trip Report

the attached track is my drive in. i attached my hike over on the eugene sub peak.

i asked gmaps to take me to dennis poulin's trailhead, and it did an OK job, but it wanted me to start driving off-road on some rocky terrain that it was claiming was a road. fortunately i was also following SP directions and i just ignored gmaps error. if you stop where dennis did, then the worst part of the road is the lower portion of the canyon where water damage causes numerous ruts. i continued on past dennis' trailhead up to the saddle, this last leg of the road wasn't terrible, but it was the most rocky portion. i could probably have continued on to the radio shack, but i wanted the sub-peak.

one-way travel time from the interstate: 46 min.

i bagged eugene benchmark first, so that i wouldn't slack off after bagging the main course. it was excessively windy today, which detracted from my enjoyment of what would have otherwise been a very pleasant hike. i'm a big fan of ridge hikes with easy travel, and expansive views, and that's what this is.

it's worth mentioning that the trail dennis found on the way back allowed for rapid travel. i hadn't read his report close enough, or looked at the track, or i might have looked for it on my outbound. it's hard to find the end of the trail nearest the saddle where i parked. i was going to put a cairn on the road for the next hikers, but the trail just fizzled out when i got within 50' of the road. if you want to seek the trail on the outbound you're going to have to use dennis or my hike tracks: take a left where the trails fork a little way up toward the radio shack.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:652 ft / 198 m
    Total Elevation Loss:652 ft / 198 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:602 ft / 183 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 502 ft / 153 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Start Trailhead:7080 ft / 2157 m
    Time:41 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:552 ft / 168 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 502 ft / 153 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    End Trailhead:7080 ft / 2157 m
    Time:33 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: eugene mountains hp

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Eugene2018-04-15 b446 ft / 136 m
2Eugene Mountains High Point2018-04-15 c652 ft / 199 m
Total Trip Gain: 1098 ft / 335 m    Total Trip Loss: 1098 ft / 335 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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