Ascent of Mount Ellen Peak on 2015-09-04

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, September 4, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Ellen Peak
    Elevation:11506 ft / 3507 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove in to McMillan Spring Campground the previous day using the west side route. The road was in good shape from the Sandy Ranch junction but became steeper and rockier the last 2.5 miles to the campground (19 miles total). The next day I drove the remaining 5.1 miles to Bull Creek Pass and parked. High clearance and 4WD was helpful and I was glad for my 6-ply tires. I hiked the south ridge trail until it faded away higher, then followed the ridge to the summit of Mount Ellen. Continued north on the ridge to the summit of Mount Ellen Peak. Returned the same route.
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Mount Ellen Peak from Mount Ellen (2015-09-04). Photo by Paul McClellan.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1806 ft / 549 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9.1 km
    Route:South Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Bull Creek Pass  10500 ft / 3200 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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