Ascent of Fuego Mountain on 2013-07-14
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, July 14, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||6931 ft / 2112 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe only thing I would change from Dennis Poulin's account is that I would use my descent route in both directions to avoid dealing with the ridgeline problems. My descent route was very easy (see my GPS track), staying on the east side of the ridge. Even the sidehilling is easy because of the soft sandy quality of the soil. On your descent make sure to go back up to the ridge where I did to avoid going out of your way back to the 6545 saddle.
One more thing. The roadbed for road 4450 is good until where I started hiking, however the road is badly overgrown on each side with manzanita, so I got lots of new beauty marks on my little '98 4Runner. If you have a newer rig or car that you don't want scratched up, this is a considerably longer hike. That's why I drive the old one! :-)
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Bob Bolton
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