Ascent of Dodger Point on 2014-01-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, January 4, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5760 ft / 1755 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOne of my longest day-hikes ever, and during Winter season no less.
I took advantage of lower-than-normal snow conditions; I did not hit constant snow until 4800' elevation.
There are approximately 55 blowdowns on the Long Ridge Trail, with half coming within a relatively short distance prior to the "Elev. 3500'" sign, and the other half of the blowdowns spread out over a longer distance between the sign and the upper meadows near the peak.
This peak has a fantastic view of Mount Olympus and the Bailey Range, which makes the whole trip worth the effort. However, I would mainly recommend this as an overnight trip because the roundtrip distance (28 miles) is quite a lot for a single day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5462 ft / 1664 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||5462 ft / 1663 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||28 mi / 45.1 km|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||4962 ft / 1512 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 4562 ft / 1390 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m|
| Loss on way in:||400 ft / 121 m|
| Distance:||13.9 mi / 22.4 km|
| Route:||Long Ridge Trail / Open Slopes|
| Start Trailhead:||Whiskey Bend TH 1198 ft / 365 m|
| Time:||0 Days 7 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||5062 ft / 1542 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 4562 ft / 1390 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m|
| Gain on way out:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Distance:||14.1 mi / 22.7 km|
| Route:||Long Ridge Trail / Wooded Slopes|
| End Trailhead:||Whiskey Bend TH 1198 ft / 365 m|
| Time:||0 Days 6 Hours 30 Minutes|
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