Ascent of Bluegrass Ridge on 2022-09-13

Climber: Matt Varney

Others in Party:Jonathan K.
Micah K.
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bluegrass Ridge
    Elevation:5680 ft / 1731 m

Ascent Trip Report

Elk Meadows-Bluegrass Tie Trail #647B still has numerous, mostly small, logs on it, but the lower reaches have been cleared fairly recently. On the whole it's not terrible, and seems pretty frequently used, but be aware that you will be climbing over many logs. Bluegrass Ridge Trail #647 is actually worse, which surprised me. The section between the junction with 647B and the high point was especially bad, although still not terrible as blowdown goes. Spent a little while checking out Elk Meadows (where there were numerous ripe huckleberries). Did not see anyone between Gnarl Ridge Trail and Newton Creek (on the way out).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:695 ft / 211 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1648 ft / 502 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Mud/Swamp
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:695 ft / 211 m
    Loss on way in:1648 ft / 502 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Cross Country + Misc Trails
    Start Trailhead:Lamberson Butte (Peak)  6633 ft / 2021 m
    Time:1 Hours 54 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Elk Meadows 2022-09-13 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Lamberson Butte2022-09-13 a2283 ft / 696 m
2Bluegrass Ridge2022-09-13 b695 ft / 212 m
3Elk Mountain2022-09-13 c240 ft / 73 m
Total Trip Gain: 3218 ft / 981 m    Total Trip Loss: 3218 ft / 980 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matt Varney
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