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Ascent of Grass Mountain on 2015-08-20

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Grass Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:3603 ft / 1098 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed Edward Earl's excellent driving directions to the junction where the older road leads to the closed gate where the road has been abandoned (Edward Earl's "unmapped fork"). I parked at this junction and followed Dean Molen's route directions on SummitPost.org: http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/272222 . I hiked around the southern summit then hiked to the northern summit, which is clearly higher, and enjoyed reading the entries in the summit register.

The abandoned road is getting quite overgrown until it intersects with the road coming in from the north (Eric Thornton's route), so on the descent I followed that road a short distance until I realized it was not leading where I wanted to go. I climbed up towards a saddle, but decided to return to my ascent route. If I had ascended the newer road beyond the junction where I parked it might have placed me just north of the ridge near where I turned back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:861 ft / 262 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Abandoned road
    Trailhead:Road junction near gate  2742 ft / 835 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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