Ascent of Mount Logan on 2013-05-04
|Others in Party:||Eric Kassan|
Brett Sapowith <4737> Lorraine Wajda
Henry the Mountain Man
|Date:||Saturday, May 4, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7866 ft / 2397 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe crux to this whole trip (Bangs, Trumball, and Logan) was the drive. Approximately 225 miles (give or take) on dusty dirt roads which had some extensive sections requiring high clearance and/or 4x4 vehicles. It was the dustiest driving I've done in quite awhile. Bangs was pretty straight forward, with a decent trail up to the summit block, then some scrambling over a large pile of large boulders to make the summit. Trumball was as boring as I remembered it from ten years ago. There is a fairly steep section up the side of it, and then a very gentle slope through a forested area. There are two high points with probably only a few feet difference between them about 100-200 yards apart. The "true" summit has no views at all (but plenty of bugs to keep you amused), while the "false" summit at least overlooks the valley below to the north. The forest on the mesa-like top (it's an old volcanic plug) has been burned badly, and most of it consists of dead trees. The use trail is easy to lose, but if one heads uphill (very gentle slope after 7500') in a generally north west direction, you'll find the high point. Mount Logan is an easy walk of just over a half mile one way, but has an outstanding view to the west and north west.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||233 ft / 71 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.4 mi / 2.3 km|
| Trailhead:||7633 ft / 2326 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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