Ascent of Burnt Peak on 2011-12-09

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, December 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Burnt Peak
    Elevation:4781 ft / 1457 m

Ascent Trip Report

I accessed Burnt Peak from Star Gulch Road. Star Gulch Road is just north of the Star Gulch Ranger Station and is also known as FR 38-3-28. Stay on the main road and ignore all branches. At mile 2.4 go right, at 6.1 mile stay straight, and at 10.6 miles stop and park along the road where Road 300 used to go south.

Hike south along the old Road 300 climbing up and over about 40 berms that have been placed to block vehicle access. Follow the road down and when it turns right and climbs up the hill, follow it up to the top of the hill where the road again turns right and levels out. If you go right you can go to the summit of Peak 4781. To go to Burnt Peak, you have to bushwhack down the ridge to the south and to the saddle that separates Peak 4781 and Burnt Peak. Going down to the saddle is a slow bushwhack. It gets a little better going up the other side to Burnt Peak. It took me about one hour each way to go the .75 mile between the road and Burnt Peak. There are occasional views of the surrounding mountains, but mostly it is a brush fest. I picked a tick off my neck along the way....
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1098 ft / 335 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.3 km
    Route:North Ridge
    Trailhead:3683 ft / 1122 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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