Ascent of Mount Tom on 2019-10-15

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Bobby Boxer
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Tom
    Elevation:3166 ft / 964 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a mix of public BLM and private negatively signed Weyerhauser land. The summit is located on the latter. The road driving access is legal. See my track which includes the driving approach. I would call the roads car compatible the whole way although there are the usual forest potholes. Be wary of speeding dump trucks heading to the quarry as the ones I saw were thankfully going the same direction as me but they would have been going way too fast to stop in time for any oncoming traffic even going uphill unloaded. The road end is from a gate at 3020' just before the next contour. From here, walk the road until it forks. The left fork, which is in better condition, goes to the quarry area at the summit while the right overgrown fork is best for summitting. The right fork ends in a bit and a track gets you to the general area. Open rocks to South, some rocks hidden in brush, it's not clear what's the HP. Tag until satisfied. A huge taluspile in the quarry is the probable unnatural HP.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:126 ft / 38 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Road then Schwack
    Trailhead:Gate  3120 ft / 950 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2 brush
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Noel
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