Ascent of Old Fairview on 2011-12-16

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, December 16, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Fairview
    Elevation:4648 ft / 1416 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Old Fairview from Hwy 138. I turned north on BLM 26-2-7 that is signed along the highway east of Glide. It is a long drive to the trailhead on this one, but the roads are good 2WD forest roads. Zero your odometer and at 1.2 miles take the left fork, at 2.0 miles go left on FR 2626, and then at 2.1 miles take the right fork on FR 26261, At 2.7 miles stay right on the ridgeline, I saw a cute small cinnamon colored bear along here, at 6.0 miles turn left on FR 252 332, at 7.3 miles make a sharp right turn, at 7.7 miles turn left, at 8.5 miles go straight, at 9.1 miles take the left fork, at 9.9 miles take the left fork, and at 10.3 miles turn right on FR 25-2-16. At 11.2 miles stay right, at 11.7 miles take the left fork, at 12.2 miles take the right fork, at 13.2 miles take the left fork, at 13.8 miles take the left fork, and at 16.0 miles I parked at a saddle, elevation 4274, just west of the summit. There was snow on the ground and I didn't want to get stuck. I was close enough to hike from this spot to the summit. In the summer, continue down the road and see if you can find the old road that goes up to the former fire lookout site.

I hiked up the west ridge. The north side is brushy because it was logged, the south side has a nice stand of old growth that is easy to hike through. Near the summit I picked up the old road used to access the old fire lookout site. There are fair views from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:369 ft / 112 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:West Ridge
    Trailhead:4279 ft / 1304 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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