Ascent to Mount Index-N Tolt Rd on 2014-05-31
|Others in Party:||James Barlow|
Zelda the dog
|Date:||Saturday, May 31, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Mount Index - N Tolt Rd|
| Elevation:||1835 ft / 559 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||4156 ft / 1267 m (92% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportWe had a wrong turn (my fault) and a false start on the wrong road prior to starting our attempt, and Dan's low-clearance car was not ideal for the gravel roads in the area. We finally got to the right trailhead and biked along for about 3 miles or so on the logging roads, but Zelda the dog had trouble keeping up with our cycling progress. Also, a couple of us had reasons to be back home at a reasonable hour this evening. Given our late start and all these other factors, we decided to bail on our Index attempt before throwing any more effort into it.
By all accounts Index is a serious effort that requires a very long day for most parties, and already too much had gone wrong for us to have any reasonable expectation of success. It's probably not a good peak for a dog, either. So as a plan B we instead hiked up nearby Mount Persis, using it's popular (but steep and brushy) hiking trail.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||560 ft / 169 m|
| Extra Gain:||180 ft / 54 m|
| Trailhead:||1635 ft / 498 m|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Gear Used:||Bicycle, Animal/Pet|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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