Ascent of Peak 1240 on 2010-02-14
|Others in Party:||Ken Jones|
|Date:||Sunday, February 14, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||1240 ft / 377 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe most convenient approach to our route is from Hwy 101 from E of the peak. Take the road (C Line) that starts just N of the Butte Creek Picnic Area. We followed this to 800 feet from which a spur road to the L is sadly gated. Continue on and the road bends N in and out of some drainages. Several short spurs head up to the W in the general direction of the peak. Pick one of these and get as close as you can. We started about 1/3 mile from the peak coming from due E at about 900'.
Open recent clearcut terrain was nice and easy. Then dense mid-life evergreens with prickly undergrowth sucked for the middle portion. Then we hit an unmapped short summit spur road that hooks clockwise around the E edge of the 1200+ contour. Walk nice road to the open summit. Not a fun route.
We don't think that routes from the N are likely to get you any closer due to gates but you might be able to come from the S and connect with the road along the W side of the mtn. It would all depend on gates. Who knows?
Some Weyerhauser land, some Rayonier land. Gate status and access may vary.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||340 ft / 103 m|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Trailhead:||E of Summit on Spur off C Line 900 ft / 274 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Overcast|
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