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Ascent of Sacajawea Peak on 2020-09-04

Climber: Kent Coe

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, September 4, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sacajawea Peak
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:9838 ft / 2998 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the trailhead at Hurricane Creek, I left the car at 6:30 a.m. and hiked up the Hurricane Creek Trail. Turned left, crossed the creek, walked up the Thorp Creek trail, then took the east ridge to the summit of Sac. Returned to the car the same way, arriving at 4:30 p.m.

This might have been my 10th or 12th time on the summit, and I had never seen anyone else, other then the people with me, until today. The place was a zoo. Five others were either coming off, or heading up to summit today. What a zoo. Met some backpackers who said they were going to summit tomorrow. Gosh. Like Grand Central Station!

I give the ascent quality a 1 due to all the people.

A <2 minute video trip summary:

https://www.relive.cc/view/vXOdBXd5J4q
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Hot for the mountains, maybe in the low 80's. Hazy from smoke from field burning and wildfires.



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