Ascent of Wygant Peak on 2015-05-01
|Others in Party:||Jamie S|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, May 1, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Elevation:||480 ft / 146 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA glorious day in the gorge, but this 'trail' is still essentially a bushwhack.
We turned back shortly after the trail crossed the power lines and then more or less disappears (only a trace beyond that point), as the poison oak completely covered the path and was unavoidable.
On the bright side, the path up to the power-line crossing is in MUCH better shape than when I originally encountered it in 2012. I might give it another attempt in the winter when the poison oak has lost its leaves.
A tick got a taste of Jamie on the return - this 'trail' isn't for the faint of heart!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||420 ft / 127 m|
| Extra Gain:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.5 mi / 7.2 km|
| Route:||Wygant Pk Tr|
| Trailhead:||Mitchell Pt TH 160 ft / 48 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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