Ascent of Wygant Peak on 2015-05-01

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:Jamie S
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 1, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Wygant Peak
    Elevation:480 ft / 146 m

Ascent Trip Report

A 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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