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Ascent of Mount Josephine on 2010-01-17

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Jones
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, January 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Josephine
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:3957 ft / 1206 m

Ascent Trip Report

Just E of the Scott Paper Road is Medford Road. Go N, past the horse camp area and keep going N until you turn left at 1180'. This will have an unmapped conection to the NW to the Mount Josephine Truck Trail at about 1480' just before it cross Red Cabin Creek. From there, follow the mapped road to summit. No gates, no private property signage. Might be driveable all the way in season to 3900'. Find an open area with lookout foundation remains at the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:767 ft / 233 m
    Extra Gain:5 ft / 1 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Mount Josephine Truck Trail
    Trailhead:Mount Josephine Truck Trail  3200 ft / 975 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Winter but not sucktastic winter



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