Ascent of Long Mountain on 2013-08-24
|Date:||Saturday, August 24, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2265 ft / 690 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThere are certainly more difficult hikes but this has some challenges.
First the gate at the entrance now says "No Trespassing" so enter at your own risk.
Second you can get there by logging road but there have been a great deal of changes to the logging roads and some are extremely overgrown and at least one Weyerhouser gate also reported no entry due to fire danger. So again good luck in doing this the legal way.
The shortest way and the way I took was pretty much right off of summit post.
Off of Highway 26 heading west just before the Interchange for highway 47 is Fisher road. Turn left (north) and at .6 miles you veer to the Right about another 1/2 mile up the road it turns to a gravel road and just stay on this road for 10 miles total from Hwy 26. The gate will be on your left.
About .4 miles a new logging road was built and this entire South side of the mountain was clear cut this year 2013. The last 400 feet of elevation I had to bush whack it up to the top. I saw nothing to mark at the top but covered all the high points.
I did not like the footing going up though so I decided to go down the west side logging road. I new logging road was going to the east but I had no idea where that went so I went west. Another new clear cut area on the west side made me decide to cut across the clear cut to the tree line which was pretty easy.
I was able to find a old trail of some sort back down to the logging road (an over grown logging road) the last mile back out to the road. Saved me walking 3 extra miles.
Not much of a mountain but the county high point is done for Columbia County.
Oregon county HP #5 completed
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| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||cloudy but dry|
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