Ascent of Peak 2340 on 2011-12-27
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, December 27, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2340 ft / 713 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI accessed Peak 2340 from the small town of Wimer north of the town of Rigue River. Once you get ot Wimer, goonorth on East Evans Creek Road 1.6 miles to Sykes Creek Road and turn left and zero your tripmeter. Stay on Sykes Creek Road and at 3.2 miles the pavement ends. The road is a good gravel road all the way to the end. At mile 3.5 go left, at 4.3 go left, and at 5.3 go left. At mile 5.7 go on signed road 34-4-13.3, at 6.1 go straight, at 6.7 go left, at 7.4 stay right, at 7.5 stay straight on signed 34-4-23.2, at 7.6 take the right fork, and at 8.0 reach the end of the road. Park here at elevation 2325 ft.
This hike is a bushwhack. Hike down the abandoned road and pick up a fallged route of either red or orange flagging. They both go to the same place. Follow this route about .25 mile to where some brushing has been done on top of the ridge. Follow the ridge to where it enters the brush again. The red flaggin ends, but the orange flagging continues. I followed the ridge through the brush following the orange flaggin for quite a ways down to a saddle and then back up to an unnamed peak at about 2,300 ft. I followed the ridge southwest until I could almost see where China Gap was located and then bushwhacked down to that location. My GPS was really handy keeping me going in the right direction. I couldn't really see any landmarks and it was foggy. Once at China Gap, I climbed the steep slope up to the high point of Peak 2340. No views from the summit because of the brush and forest. Since I had placed several waypoints and had my track from the ascent, I found a slightly easier route going back to the truck. It was still a bushwhack. The south and east part of the GPS track was my return path. Lots of elevation gain and loss on this hike.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1510 ft / 459 m|
| Extra Gain:||655 ft / 199 m|
| Distance:||2.9 mi / 4.7 km|
| Route:||North Ridge|
| Trailhead:||2140 ft / 652 m|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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