Ascent of Tower Mountain on 2020-10-01

Climber: Max Schrempp

Date:Thursday, October 1, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tower Mountain
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Wellpinit-Westend Rd, I turned onto Sand Creek Rd. After a few miles, I leaned left to continue up the Orazada Mine Rd. I chose to go this way because it seemed shorter, plus the road appeared decent when I studied the satellite imagery (gotta love technology!). My goal had been to get within a couple miles of the lookout before needing the bike. The road was indeed fine until I neared the right turn to Boundary Lookout Rd. Here things became noticably more bumpy. At one point there was a broken blowdown in the road which required careful steering to get around. After the turn, I proceeded slowly up the dirt road. I went as far as 47.98385, -118.13718, however I wish that I had stopped at the earlier pullout. A high-clearance vehicle surely could have kept going, but I did not want to risk scraping up the bottom of my sedan. I parked and unloaded the bike. From the above coordinates, I rode up to the lookout, then rolled back down. I did not see anyone else up there. Beautiful views. The insects hiding in the grass were very noisy. #36.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:654 ft / 199 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:654 ft / 199 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Start Trailhead:3346 ft / 1019 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Max Schrempp
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