Ascent of Blacktail Mountain on 2018-11-11

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Russell
Bobby Boxer
Date:Sunday, November 11, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Blacktail Mountain
    Elevation:4960 ft / 1511 m

Ascent Trip Report

From highway head E to the base of the mountain. Road is ok for a car. No signs or anything but you are passing through some private property and many driveways. The road basically is mapped and ends at the trailhead. From there an established trail just heads up the mountain. It's braided in bits as you can tell that the older steep track has been replaced by a different more switchback route. Trail is kinda talus-y with meh footing but no real issue. Just keep switchbacking up and then turn right on the ridge and go up slightly to the final rocky summit bump. Snow here and there. No views on this day. GPS track includes a bit of the drive out as I forgot to turn it off but you can see where the track starts where it begins to go vertical.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1760 ft / 536 m
    Extra Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Trailhead:Road End  3240 ft / 987 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Animal/Pet
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Noel
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