Ascent of Red Mountain on 2014-09-17

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Red Mountain
    Elevation:8928 ft / 2721 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove up FSR 7301 as far as a hunters' camp at 5520 foot elevation and camped. Hiked from there on FSR 7301 to the Red Mountain Lake trailhead (missed the junction first time) and followed the trail up to Red Mountain Lake. Ascended Red Mountain via the ridge line to the west of the lake, following unmaintained boot tracks/game trails where visible.

These are the notes I took while driving towards Red Mountain Lake Trail from the East:

0.0 At the intersection of Foothill Road and Bulgar Flat Lane, Turn West on Bulger Flat Lane.
2.1 Road curves left and narrows.
2.6 Pass "LIEN" private drive on your right.
2.7 Continue straight (vs left) at fork.
See a sign "ACCESS TO PUBLIC LAND" on your right.
Road becomes more primitive.
3.1 Cross over a creek on a bridge.
3.8 Continue straight.
5.2 Continue straight at a 4-way junction.
See a red arrow painted on a rock ahead.
6.0 Road gets rougher and narrower.
7.0 Pass a hunters' camp on the left at a small meadow.
7.2 Road becomes steeper with many larger rocks.
This was called "The Rockpile" by a local bow hunter.
I turned around and returned to the meadow to camp.
9.5 (approx) look for a road leading left to the unmarked TH.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3408 ft / 1038 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3408 ft / 1038 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.7 mi / 17.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3408 ft / 1038 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route:Red Mountain Lake Trail
    Start Trailhead:Hunters' camp  5520 ft / 1682 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3408 ft / 1038 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Red Mountain Lake Trail
    End Trailhead:Hunters' camp  5520 ft / 1682 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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