Ascent of Flagstaff Mountain on 2009-08-23
|Date:||Sunday, August 23, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||4255 ft / 1296 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI approached from the NE. Cross the bridge out of Northport. Take the L on the good gravel road towards Sheep Camp. Turn L onto lesser FS 950 at an engraved post that says "FLAGSTAFF LO". This road is somewhat steep and rocky in a few places. Might be tricky in a low clearance vehicle but there is no need for 4WD. The road improves as it flattens out at 3500'. At the saddle at 3800 is a gate which was open on this day. A very old dirt road on the left at a flat area might offer an alternate ascent road if the main road is gated. A fire lookout is on the summit though it is currently unmanned. Highest ground is near the newer tower shack. No access issues.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||15 ft / 4 m|
| Distance:||0 mi / 0 km|
| Route:||FS 950|
| Trailhead:||Summit 4240 ft / 1292 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
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