Ascent of Abercrombie Mountain on 2019-08-01

Climber: Jeremy Fuerst

Date:Thursday, August 1, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Abercrombie Mountain
    Elevation:7308 ft / 2227 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was part of a 2.5-day push on the following Washington & Idaho counties: Stevens, Pend Oreille, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Benewah, and Latah.

The first 4 of these are grizzly country, and I had my dogs in tow, so I resorted to one of my pet peeves: I used the external speaker on my phone. Mostly I was just listening to episodes of The Sharp End and The Enormocast.

Two approaches are possible here, though for the sake of transition to Gypsy Peak in the same day I took the approach from the east side on the Flume Creek Trail.

The road is paved until 5 miles from the trailhead, and from there the 1st few miles are okay for most vehicles; after that you probably want high clearance. Note that there is minimal parking at the trailhead, room enough for maybe 3 vehicles.

Another party of 8 departed just as I pulled up to the trailhead. I took my time changing into clothes and boots, watering the dogs, etc. I later caught this party as they were strung out along the trail.

This trail is straightforward. Earlier tracks on this here site show that some must have scrambled up the northeast side of this peak, but that is not necessary and I doubt it saves much time; the trail takes you around the back side and then up.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear

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