Ascent of Drift Creek Wilderness High Point on 2011-10-16
|Date:||Sunday, October 16, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Drift Creek Wilderness High Point|
| Elevation:||1720 ft / 524 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI approached the Drift Creek Wilderness High Point from Hwy 34. At about virtual milepost 13.6 turn north on FR 52 and zero your odometer. At .6 mile go right, at 2.3 the pavement ends and at 2.7 the pavement begins again. At 5.7 the pavement ends, turn right and at 7.1 miles stay left.
At 7.2 miles turn left on NF 5283. Drive an additional 2.4 miles where the road ends at a large berm, elevation 2,000 ft. Park and hike down the road to the high point. You have to lose elevation to get to the high point of the wilderness. This is a beautiful walk through the forest with lots of ferns and mosses hanging in the trees. In just under a mile the road takes a right turn. The high point is just off the left side of the road in the brush. I bashed around for a while until I felt like I had probably found the highest point of the wilderness. Pretty vegetation but no views beyond the immediate area.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||224 ft / 69 m|
| Distance:||1.9 mi / 3 km|
| Route:||West Ridge Road|
| Trailhead:||1496 ft / 455 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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