Ascent of Red Mountain on 2014-10-12

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Elvis Boxer
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 12, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Red Mountain
    Elevation:4965 ft / 1513 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pretty simple. Drove the Wind River Road to the Panther Creek Road. Then right on 60. Park at the gated junction with 6048 at 3360'. Public land; car compatible roads. Hike the gated road to the summit. No real turns or anything else. A bit of scree type texture to the road so not great for biking. Lookout in decent shape I guess but locked. Clouds all around on this day. Doubt the gate is ever open. Red is a banal name but appropriate for the red volcanic rock that composes the upper mtn.

Managed to drive up Flattop in the dark after this but not much in the way of evidence of the past lookouts. Didn't put it in as a peak as the top is too flat to really pick a summit and it was dark and I didnt care much beyond the old lookout site. Flattop was on my original list of lookouts standing but that one was removed several years ago. Too bad.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1685 ft / 513 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:FS 6048
    Trailhead:FS 60  3360 ft / 1024 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds
Winter is coming

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