Ascent of Dodger Point on 2014-01-04

Climber: Craig Willis

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 4, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dodger Point
    Elevation:5760 ft / 1755 m

Ascent Trip Report

One 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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