Ascent of Portuguese Mountain on 2020-05-31

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Josef Nuernberger
Kathy Rich
Daryn Dodge
Dustin Paulsen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 31, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Portuguese Mountain
    Elevation:9240 ft / 2816 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road approaching the general area (heading up from US 6) was a pretty good road. It got interesting where we took the split (around 6,300') going to Little Ike Spring. Even the junction was hard to find as was a bit higher than indicated on the map. Then there were the plants over 3 feet tall growing in the middle of the road. Surprisingly, the road that heads off of it and goes north up the drainage east of the peak (which is not on the map) was a much better road.

The road actually continued fine past where we left it to ascend the peak. We parked a bit below there because we had three vehicles to park, and because I enjoyed starting out with some easy terrain before the steeper stuff started.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2320 ft / 707 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Southeast ridge
    Trailhead:Road @ 6920  6920 ft / 2109 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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