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Ascent of Mount Bachelor on 2018-08-02

Climber: Lane Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, August 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Bachelor
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:9065 ft / 2763 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started this hike at the gate to the Sunrise ski lift. It's a beautiful trail, with MANY switchbacks criss-crossing a ridge-line up to the highest lift terminus, presumably to keep the slope easy for average hikers. Lots of forest fires in California and southwest Oregon made for a lot of haze, but the views to the north--the Sisters on up to Jefferson--were okay. Nice exercise. I counted 23 hikers on the trail, including one trail runner.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2651 ft / 808 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Mt. Bachelor trail
    Trailhead:Sunrise Lift gate  6414 ft / 1954 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Sunny with smoke from forest fires.
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 



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