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Ascent of Dutchman Peak on 2007-08-11

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, August 11, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Dutchman Peak
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:7417 ft / 2260 m

Ascent Trip Report

From north of Siskiyou Pass on I-5, take the Mt. Ashland exit and follow the road past the Mt. Ashland ski area (9.4 miles) and on well signed FSR 20 to Siskiyou Gap, Wrangle Gap, and finally to Jackson Gap (22.6 miles from I-5). A dirt spur road accesses Dutchman Peak L.O. in 1.3 miles. This is a picturesque, cupola-style L.O. which has been staffed continuously since 1927. The final vehicle approach was punched in from Jackson Gap in 1933. The L.O. with its wilderness views offers a real sense of isolation as well as elevation, with several canyons falling steeply nearby. Well worth the visit. I enjoyed chatting with John McKelligott, an enthusiastic, well informed relief staffer who has been a champion of this place for many years.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Ideal
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Drive-up
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