Ascent of Wolf Mountain on 2008-05-26
|Others in Party:||Bob Bolton|
|Date:||Monday, May 26, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2632 ft / 802 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOn US-97 in Kent, Bob and I turned E on Dobie Point Rd. Note or zero your odometer here. At 0.3 mile, the road turns R (S). At 0.9 mile, the road turns L (E). At 3.9 miles, the pavement ends and becomes well-graded gravel. At 5.8 miles, we turned R on MacInnes Rd, which is rocky and would pose a problem for most vehicles without high clearance, though 4WD is not necessary. At 7.9 miles we turned L through an open gate just before an unoccupied ranch. At 8.4 miles, we encountered an unsigned metal gate which was closed but not locked. We opened it, drove through, and closed it behind us. At 9.6 and again 9.8 miles, we drove across a pair of saddles. At 10.4 miles, we parked just before a closed but unlocked gate.
It was a 5 minute walk, with less than 100 feet elevation gain, to the open summit of Wolf Mtn. The highest ground is a slightly rocky point at the benchmark. Even though the benchmark is very close to the NE corner and far away from the center of the 2600' contour area, it is still the summit because of the steep dropoff to the NE down to the John Day River. There were great views all around but especially down into the canyon where the John Day River runs.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||82 ft / 25 m|
| Trailhead:||2550 ft / 777 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Time Up:||6 Minutes|
| Time Down:||5 Minutes|
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