Ascent of Tower Mountain on 2020-10-01
|Date:||Thursday, October 1, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4000 ft / 1219 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom 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:||Bicycle|
| Gain on way in:||654 ft / 199 m|
| Distance:||3.8 mi / 6.1 km|
| Start Trailhead:||3346 ft / 1019 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Max Schrempp
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