Ascent of West Onion Peak on 2011-06-24

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Al Bennett
Date:Friday, June 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:West Onion Peak
    Elevation:3076 ft / 937 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a fun hike with a variety of terrain and weather. We took the west ridge up, and this turned out to be a mistake- BAD bushwhacking and the fact that everything was wet only made it worse. On the way down we took the southeast slope to what is shown as a jeep trail on the topo, but in reality it was now just a (sometimes faint) footpath. While this route is a little longer and has more elevation gain (some elevation is lost on the main road as it heads east), it is quicker and easier due to better terrain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3156 ft / 960 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3156 ft / 961 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.8 mi / 19 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2956 ft / 900 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:Hug Pt Rd to west ridge
    Start Trailhead:US 101 at Hug Pt Road  120 ft / 36 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3156 ft / 961 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2956 ft / 901 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:6.1 mi / 9.8 km
    Route:Southeast slope to Hug Pt Rd
    End Trailhead:US 101 at Hug Pt Road  120 ft / 36 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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