Ascent of Lone Tree Mountain on 2010-05-23

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Jones
Date:Sunday, May 23, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lone Tree Mountain
    Elevation:4640 ft / 1414 m

Ascent Trip Report

Take the obvious road towards the summit. As you come around the far W switchback you'll find the road blocked by a large boulder. Too heavy to move. This is about where the 5505 is stamped on the map. This area looks to be shedding a lot of rocks so park further back. If that rock is removed it looks like you can maybe drive another mile to 4200'. We hiked the road. The snowpack quickly turned to one to two feet deep on the N side of the ridge and built to 5 feet deep maybe near the top. Ankle to calf deep fresh on top of consolidated. As you round the N ridge of the named (lower) bump you will find the slope has slid towards the road and dumped a whole bunch of rocks. But continue on. At the saddle move back on the S slope and then come to another saddle where you take the left upward fork through a narrow road corridor through the trees. Simple, just follow it to the top and the high ground area is fairly distinct. Just a bit R of the road and quite close to it. No schwacking but we had spring conditions. No other issues.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:880 ft / 268 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Another Road
    Trailhead:Road 5505  3760 ft / 1146 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Pleasant, Calm, Overcast

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