Ascent of Peak 2620 on 2011-11-28
|Date:||Monday, November 28, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2620 ft / 798 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPeak 2620 is west of Lost Creek Lake. I looked around for a shorter route to the summit, but private property blocked all the routes. I had to take the long route. From Hwy 62 turn north on the well signed road to the dam for Lost Creek Lake. Zero your odometer and follow the paved road 2.3 miles to where the pavement ends and then continue another 1.2 miles where there is a signed campground "4 corners hike in camp" on the right and directly across the road from this sign is a gated gravel road. Park here at elevation 2035 ft.
Hike up the gated road. The road gains elevation and in about 1.6 miles at about 2920 ft take the left fork on a grassy lesser road than the one you've been using. Follow this grassy road until it ends and then start the cross country part that includes some minor bushwhacking. The route is mostly under a forest canopy, but occasionally you can see ahead. I hiked around point 3210 on the southeast side and then around point 2630 on the northwest side. then it is down to the last saddle before getting to Peak 2620. At this saddle a seldom used road comes up from the north and then down to the south. There is also an abandoned logging road that goes up Peak 2620. I followed this logging road all the way to the summit. The summit is a rocky outcropping with good views of the nearby mountains. My GPS was handy in keeping me on track in both directions. It is easy to get disoriented in the brush.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2785 ft / 848 m|
| Extra Gain:||1100 ft / 335 m|
| Distance:||9.2 mi / 14.8 km|
| Route:||Northeast Ridge|
| Trailhead:||2035 ft / 620 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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