Ascent of Elkhorn Peak on 2013-07-27
|Others in Party:||Bob Bolton|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, July 27, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||9233 ft / 2814 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a great climb with my friend Bob Bolton. Elkhorn Peak was the last peak we needed to finish the top 100 Prominence Peaks in Oregon. We accessed Elkhorn Peak fro Two Pan CG south of the town of Elgin. This is the same CD that many use to access Eagle Cap. We hiked south on the Lostine River Trail and took the West Fork Trail. The East fork goes to Eagle Cap.
After crossing the Lostine River we followed the trail up Copper Creek. We followed the trail up until just before the trail crossed the creek again. We did not cross the creek the second time. Instead, we paralleled the creek on the north side until we got to the broad south facing gully that goes to the summit ridge. This is a long talus and scree climb of about 2300 ft. The closer you get to the ridge the deeper the scree got. Once on the ridge it is a simple little climb up the ridge to the high point.
FANTASTIC views of the Wallowa's.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3627 ft / 1106 m|
| Distance:||10.6 mi / 17.1 km|
| Route:||South Gully|
| Trailhead:||5606 ft / 1708 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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