Ascent of Big Tip on 2011-11-05

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Craig Willis
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, November 5, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Big Tip
    Elevation:2840 ft / 865 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drive the long road to Valsetz. This requires going up and over a 2500' pass and through several gates that were all open in hunting season. We went up the road that more or less goes up the E ridge. Good road. We got confused at the top and wound up on some sketchy roads. Finally found the right road that is not on topo but goes around the N side of peak and basically up to the summit. Indistinct summit. Private logging land but OK to be there if you follow the usual rules. Roads are good. Lots of gates so hunting season is definitely preferred.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0 km
    Route:Highpoint Seeking
    Trailhead:Near Summit  2820 ft / 859 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Snowing, Foggy, Wintery

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