Ascent of Huckleberry Mountain on 2014-07-02

Climber: Curtis Bowden

Others in Party:Joel DeBlaay
Date:Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Huckleberry Mountain
    Elevation:9615 ft / 2930 m

Ascent Trip Report

Joel and I took the obvious trail, which went continually upward, through burnt forests and then a couple of meadows. You can see the summit ridge way before the lookout tower, but to be sure, we continued around the ridge (continuing east and then south) until we saw the lookout tower...then we took the harder way up, doing class III scrambling to the top. This was entirely unnecessary; one could just hike/bushwhack to the top keeping it class I.

Views of the Absoroka Range in the Teton Wilderness were absolutely stunning...fairly certain I could spot the personally-coveted Younts Peak from the top, as well as its neighbor Thorofare Peak. To the west, the Tetons were laid out in beauty with the northern ones being more prominent than usual. Loads of summit registers at the top were fun to read through.

Left vehicle at 1038am
Off trail to bushwhack to the top at 1226
Summit at 1243
Left at 2pm
Vehicle at 315 (we bootskiied and ran most of the way back to make work by 5pm)
Summary Total Data
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Sunny, clear, and warm.

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