Ascent of Peak 2731 on 2019-01-01

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Becca Romig
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 2731
    Elevation:2731 ft / 832 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the best hike of the trip and a perfect way to ring in the new year! After Becca’s Starbucks stop in Port Angeles (and my breakfast burrito), we were on our way to the trailhead for this one. It is known as the Sadie Creek recreation area and there seems to be a lot of horse and OHV use, though we saw neither on this holiday.
The highlight of this ascent was the wonderful trail. It is wide and brush-free, and one of the nicest hiking trails I have seen in WA. It is designed for OHVs (dirtbikes I would guess, too narrow for quads), but thanks to 3 or so downed trees low on the trail, no motorized vehicles will be coming here anytime soon.
GPS track seemed to go haywire on the descent not long after we rejoined the trail, so I edited the track after the fact and deleted the downhill track back to the car as we retraced our steps. Take the Ken Jones south ridge route when you leave the trail. Our ascent of the east ridge is not bad, moderate brush, nothing prickly. However, the south ridge was less brushy.
There are 3 contenders for HP. One just east of our descent track on a large rock, one about 200 ft west of the descent track on a hump near a tree, and one on a very nice open rock just 50 ft west of the wooded hump. The spot where Ken Jones went east to verify high ground actually has a nice view and is worth the visit.
This was a great first peak of 2019 to share with Becca!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1886 ft / 574 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1886 ft / 574 m
    Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Route:Salt Creek Trails to S Ridge
    Start Trailhead:845 ft / 257 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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