Ascent of Eagle Peak on 2013-09-04

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Eagle Peak
    Elevation:11847 ft / 3610 m

Ascent Trip Report

I accessed Eagle Peak from the day use area at Buckeye CG. I followed the "Trail" sign that went back down to the road and through 2 gates in about .25 mile to where another "Trail" sign pointed to an old roadbed on the left. I followed the roadbed up the slope and it entered the Eagle Creek drainage. The old roadbed went through another gate and then ended in about a mile.

A trail starts on the right and climbs about 20ft before going through an open gate in a fence. This trial is nice and mostly easy to follow up the drainage. I think it goes all the way to the Eagle Peak/Robinson Peak saddle. Before getting to the saddle I left the trail and headed directly to the base of the southeast ridge of Eagle Peak. I left the trail at about 5.25 miles form the TH at Buckeye CG. I probably stayed on the trail too long and should have left it earlier to get to the southeast ridge, but the hiking was easy and on the trail and cross country to the base of the ridge.

Once at the ridge it was simply a case of climbing the steep slope, avoiding a couple of rocky areas, and enjoying the views. Great views from the summit. On the descent I went down the southeast ridge until I saw an easy slope to descend off the face. The slope was still steep and may not be a good route up if it was wet. Nice long hike. I stopped at the Buckeye Hot Springs on the way out to soak may tired body. Nice springs.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4805 ft / 1463 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4805 ft / 1463 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.7 mi / 23.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4720 ft / 1438 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4635 ft / 1412 m; Extra: 85 ft / 25m
    Loss on way in:85 ft / 25 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Dan Baxter Route Variation
    Start Trailhead:7212 ft / 2198 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4720 ft / 1438 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4635 ft / 1412 m; Extra: 85 ft / 25m
    Gain on way out:85 ft / 25 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.5 km
    End Trailhead:7212 ft / 2198 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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