Ascent of Blacktail Mountain on 2018-11-11
|Others in Party:||Ken Russell|
|Date:||Sunday, November 11, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4960 ft / 1511 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom 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 It's braided in bits as you can tell that the older steep track has been replaced by a different more switchback route.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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