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Ascent of Drift Creek Wilderness High Point on 2011-10-16

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Sunday, October 16, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Drift Creek Wilderness High Point
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:1720 ft / 524 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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