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Ascent of Quartzmill Peak on 2010-11-01

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Monday, November 1, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Quartzmill Peak
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:4545 ft / 1385 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Quartzmill Peak from Graves Creek and Big Boulder Creek Road. I found a road that went north from Big Boulder Creek Road and then another that went west towards a radio tower and the road had signs of a buried cable along it. I eventually parked on the southeast ridge of Quartzmill Peak. Actually I parked on the northeast ridge of Peak 5130 and then hiked down to the 5130/Quartzmill saddle and then up the southeast ridge of Quartzmill Peak. There is an abandoned road along this route that descends to the saddle and then it forks. I took the right fork up hill to the ridge and then to a little saddle just southeast of the summit where there has been a recent clear cut. I hiked up the clear cut to the summit area and then bushwhacked for about 100 yards before finding an old brushy trail that I followed the last 50 yards to the summit. I followed the brushy trail all the way back out to the clear cut coming down. This old brushy trail is to the left of the little rock outcropping that you can see from near the top of the clear cut. There are some good views on this hike.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:800 ft / 244 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Southeast Ridge
    Trailhead:3745 ft / 1141 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack



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