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Ascent of Steens Mountain on 2015-08-01

Climber: Caleb Morris

Date:Saturday, August 1, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Steens Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:9733 ft / 2966 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was purely a drive up, I took a friend from work up here and we camped on the central summit, and hiked up the main radio tower summit. I still love this mountain. We spent a couple days hanging out up on the rim and exploring the bluffs. Tons of purple thistle weed along the summit crest with lots of bumblebees, nice to see the bees doing well up here away from civilization. Full moon at night completely illuminated the summit plateau, very cool!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:230 ft / 70 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:230 ft / 70 m
    Route:Drive Up
    Start Trailhead:9503 ft / 2896 m
Descent Statistics



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