Ascent of Baranof Island High Point on 2014-05-18
|Others in Party:||Greg Slayden -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, May 18, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Peak:||Baranof Island High Point|
| Elevation:||3750 ft / 1143 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSaw a grizzly bear near the beginning of the hike, about 100 ft away from us. We scared it off. The weather started the first night in the tent, and kept up for 36 hours. Also, worst bushwhack of my life. Ended up needing to climb 500 ft out of Lake 1,831 to avoid a massive waterfall drop off. It was a 50 degree slope covered in alder, glad I didn't fall. 3 days in the Alaska bush. We opted for the float plane pickup from Green Lake at the end of day 3. Soaked and freezing, ugh... Looks like my GPS batteries died as we reached Lake 1,831. Greg posted a full GPS track, so look at that, but don't repeat it unless you are a masochist.
GPS track of places to avoid with Greg's TR:
Greg's TR & GPS track
Baranof Island High Point as seen from the summit of Peak 3,750 on an unsuccessful attempt (2014-05-18). Photo by James Barlow.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4745 ft / 1446 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1000 ft / 304 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||2 nights away from roads|
| Gain on way in:||4745 ft / 1446 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 3745 ft / 1142 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m|
| Loss on way in:||1000 ft / 304 m|
| Route:||Most difficult way possible|
| Start Trailhead:||5 ft / 1 m|
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