Ascent of Mount Eddy on 2013-07-31

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Pete Ellis
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Eddy
    Elevation:9025 ft / 2750 m

Ascent Trip Report

Summitted the day after Mount Adams.

After our brief aborted early morning attempt on Mount Hood we drove along highway 97 into CA, en route seeing the very imposing Mt Jefferson and less clearly South Sister (both of which I summitted with Petter Bjorstad in 2010). Weather forecast for rest of today seemed ok for Eddy so we decided to try an evening hike.

Followed Petter Bjorstad's directions: turn onto FR 17 is at N41.42167 W122.50193, trailhead at N41.34270 W122.53784. Started hiking at 4.15 pm, following Pacific Crest Trail (southward), which starts immediately R of sign board, briefly running parallel with paved road before contouring away from it. Very nice open forest, vivid green moss. At N41.33884 W122.52516 straight over (old) forest road. At N41.32077 W122.50467 (2209m) cross Deadmans Creek and immediately fork L, heading straight up a side valley. At N41.32004 W122.50385 fork L again. Mt Eddy dominates the head of the quite short valley. Pass small lake N41.31745 W122.49419 then larger lake N41.31895 W122.49148 then trail bends R to climb easy slope to a saddle N41.31561 W122.48943, 2440m. Turn L here, trail heads along ridge then easy zigzags up steeper slope to summit.

First (E) summit reached (N41.31968 W122.47929, 2752m, ruined building) appears slightly higher then W summit along short ridge to L (N41.32000 W122.48033, cairn) although very little to choose between them.

Up in 2 hours, 5 mins on top, 1.5 hours down. Thunder starts rumbling soon after we leave summit although it's well off to our west; no rain.

We make the short drive to Mount Shasta City and find our way to Mount Shasta trailhead where we sleep prior to tomorrow's ascent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2201 ft / 670 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Trailhead:6824 ft / 2079 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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