Ascent of Peak 5401 on 2010-10-21

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Thursday, October 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 5401
    Elevation:5401 ft / 1646 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Peak 5401 from I-5 taking the Mt Ashland exit and then driving past the road to Mt Ashland and continuing south. I turned up the road to the Pilot Rock Trailhead. This is signed and is a popular trailhead. I parked at the Pilot Rock Trailhead and hiked up the road towards Pilot Rock until the road turned left towards Pilot Rock. I left the road and hiked cross country to the right towards Peak 5401. About half way up to the summit, I crossed the PCT and continued on to the nice summit. Great views from the summit. There was even a register in the summit cairn to sign. This would be a good warm up hike for Pilot Rock which is just east of Peak 5401.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:496 ft / 151 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:North Side
    Trailhead:4905 ft / 1495 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country

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