Ascent of Maklaks Mountain on 2018-09-09

Climber: Bob Bolton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 9, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Maklaks Mountain
    Elevation:6987 ft / 2129 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is the first ascent. See my track. Started hiking at the end of the road, but the last leg of the drive was very narrow, rocky, and rutted. Low range 4WD was very helpful along with the high clearance. Otherwise all roads were great. The hike was short and sweet with predominantly open forest -- the manzanita patches were easily bypassed. There were two little rock cairns on the summit. I sat in the shade on a stump to eat my lunch, but was driven away by the wasps that found me there. When I returned to the stump from the opposite direction from my first approach, lo and behold what I first thought was a summit register nestled into a cluster of stumps. I opened the little plastic jar and discovered that it was not a summit register but a geocache. This is I believe the third time I've stumbled on a geocache while peakbagging, but so far the bug hasn't bitten. I signed my name (forgot the date!) and mentioned that I'm a peakbagger, not a geocacher, so I didn't take or leave anything. This was my 5th P1K of the day, the others all being near drive-ups.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:707 ft / 215 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:South slopes
    Trailhead:N43.57635 W121.93733  6280 ft / 1914 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:47 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:32 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Bob Bolton
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