Ascent of Vinyard Mountain on 2016-08-15

Climber: John E Sarna

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 15, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Vinyard Mountain
    Elevation:1448 ft / 441 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at the start of a driveway whose house had a for-sale sign without any apparent occupants, walked across the street, and went up a steep, fallen-tree ridden slope to the dirt road above, which led to the microwave tower sporting the high point. There was once a house a few feet away from the tower on top, all left is the foundation and a chimney. The easiest walk up from this side is, as usual, how I got down, to walk from the intersection of Nettleton Rd and Cardinal Dr up to the dirt road mentioned above, which leads to the top. However, it may be an even easier drive up from the other side, tho' I didn't have time to check this out. Don't try this peak when it may be icy in winter, since the drive up the paved road to the intersection is very steep. I picked up my son from a friend who lived here a few times, and I eventually said never again when it rains in winter, though the residents may not see this as a problem.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:148 ft / 45 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:cross country up a steep slope to the dirt road ab
    Trailhead:6663 Niagara Dr, Corvallis  1300 ft / 396 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by John E Sarna
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