Ascent of Peak 2300 on 2010-05-12

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 2300
    Elevation:2300 ft / 701 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked along the Middle Foots Creek Road right at the little summit at about 1,800 ft elevation. There is an old logging road that heads south up the ridge to Peak 2300. The road ends after it gains about 100 ft. The BLM has done some brushing on this ridge and it makes most of this hike easier. I followed the ridge up and down as it headed toward the high point through this brushed out area. Nice hiking until it ends at about 2,100 ft and .25 mile from the high point. The brush here is like a wall. It is a total bushwhack through mostly manzanita bushes 6-8 ft tall all the way to the summit. It was difficult to see where the exact summit was located because of the brush. I kept going until the the area near the high point started heading down to the north. The brush and poison oak spoiled what could have been a nice hike. On the way down I walked right up to 4 deer. I was only about 25 ft from them, they posed and didn't run away. They must have been someone's pets. No views from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:595 ft / 182 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 3 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:1705 ft / 519 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack

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