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Ascent of Fuego Mountain on 2013-07-14

Climber: Bob Bolton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 14, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Fuego Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:6931 ft / 2112 m

Ascent Trip Report

The 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


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Bob Bolton
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO resposibility or liability from use of this data.

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