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Ascent of Lyons Head on 2008-05-24

Climber: Edward Earl

Date:Saturday, May 24, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lyons Head
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:1230 ft / 374 m

Ascent Trip Report

On WA-261, about 0.4 mile S of the point where the bridge over the Snake River makes landfall on the S side of the river, I turned SW on signed, paved Lyons Ferry Road. 0.1 mile after the turn, I crossed some RR tracks. 0.9 mile after the turn, Lyons Ferry Rd crosses the border into Walla Walla county, and just 0.1 mile later, I parked under some power lines next to an open gate with a sign that said "No unauthorized vehicles beyond this point".

I walked W through that gate and along the road for about 5 minutes before veering uphill to the N. I passed W of "point 310+" and continued up the ridge to the summit. There are some gravel pits near the jeep road E of point 368.

During the climb and descent I could see what looked like a ranch near the road farther up the valley, probably near the border of sections 35 and 36.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:393 ft / 119 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:south ridge
    Trailhead:Lyons Ferry Rd  837 ft / 255 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:30 Minutes



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