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Ascent of Wolf Mountain on 2008-05-26

Climber: Edward Earl

Others in Party:Bob Bolton
Date:Monday, May 26, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wolf Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:2632 ft / 802 m

Ascent Trip Report

On 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:5 Minutes



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