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Ascent of Mount Calvary on 2019-01-20

Climber: JohnE Sarna

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, January 20, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Calvary
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:1081 ft / 329 m

Ascent Trip Report

Passing this cemetery named Mount Calvary, I couldn't resist driving around it (while incidentally looking for a restroom). What I found instead was a grassy high point with good views in three of the four cardinal directions. It even had a few concrete benches at the high point (surrounding a large gravestone), which accommodated my need to rest a bit while taking in the view. Of course, it's always interesting to check out the markers in a cemetery, and, though they were all of recent vintage, the sheer size of this cemetery brought on a wondering about so many people being alive today and that we continue fill up more and more space in this world simply with what's left of our used-up bodies.

As for the name, I took the liberty of listing this high point as "Mt. Calvary" on Peakbagger, because (1) it's in the Mt. Calvary cemetery, (2) it's the highest point around except for the microwave towers to the north, which are likely off-limits due to a fence, (3) it has good views, (4) I could not find a Mt. Calvary on Google Maps, and (5) it's a common name, reputed to be the place Jesus was crucified.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0 mi / 0 km
    Route:over the grass next to graves
    Trailhead:road circling top  1071 ft / 326 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Route Conditions:
Open Country



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