Ascent of Big Mountain on 2018-09-19

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Mountain
    Elevation:7047 ft / 2147 m

Ascent Trip Report

After a quick pit stop at the truck we walked along the road toward Big Mountain. There is now a new FS road that doesn't show up on a topo, nor does it show up on the October 2013 Google Earth image. Nonetheless, I veered right onto the new road and hiked it to a point where I decided to ascend to the summit. The new road makes this almost a drive up summit. I estimate the actual hike up from the road was less than ten minutes, with stops.

John Vitz left a register in May 2017 and it was a bear to get the lid off. No one else had entered anything in the register. Again spectacular views of a unique topography. If someone is interested in hiking either of these for the views, but reluctant then send me an email and I'll forward some of the many pictures I took to give you an idea of what you'll see.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Gutz and Big

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Gutz Peak2018-09-19 a 
2Big Mountain2018-09-19 b 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Gathright
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