Ascent of Wildcat Mountain on 2019-04-12

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, April 12, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wildcat Mountain
    Elevation:1760 ft / 536 m

Ascent Trip Report

Wildcat Mountain:

My GPS track is all goofed up so I did not post it. But the key things to know are:

1) You can park easily at the intersection of NW Hayward Road and Wildcat Mountain Road. Enough space for 2-3 cars without blocking gates
2) The sign on the gate from the lumber company does not allow cars to pass without a permit but allows hiking not only on the weekends but on the weekdays!
3) The road hike is easy to follow and open
4) The bushwhack that Summit Post and George Burgess indicate needed in between the two well graded gravel roads is NOT necessary. The black lines gravel road option that swing south and then west to point 1391 is still there it is just overgrown. There is a piece of orange tape to alert you to the hard left turn up a graded roadbed. The roadbed was an old road that is abandoned and now would accommodate an ATV if maintained. It is not. But it is used by hikers as evident by the good walking path and it does intersect at the big opening where the borrow pit begins
5) There is a well graded but steep gravel road to the top of the ridge but then a short thick bushwhack to the peak. The route is marked with orange flagging tape.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:580 ft / 176 m
    Total Elevation Loss:120 ft / 36 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:510 ft / 155 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 460 ft / 140 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:intersection of NW Hayward Road and Wildcat Mounta  1300 ft / 396 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:70 ft / 21 m
    Gain on way out:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:see TR
Ascent Part of Trip: Portland - 3

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bull Mountain2019-04-11 a468 ft / 143 m
2Grant Butte2019-04-11 b413 ft / 126 m
3Larch Mountain2019-04-11 c1507 ft / 459 m
10Wildcat Mountain2019-04-12 a580 ft / 177 m
11Long Mountain2019-04-12 b373 ft / 114 m
12Bacona Hill2019-04-12 c223 ft / 68 m
13Green Mountain2019-04-12 d360 ft / 110 m
14Sexton Mountain2019-04-12 e325 ft / 99 m
Total Trip Gain: 4249 ft / 1296 m    Total Trip Loss: 365 ft / 112 m

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