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Ascent of Peak 1956 on 2016-03-11

Climber: Ken Russell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 11, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 1956
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:1956 ft / 596 m

Ascent Trip Report

This peak is on Rayonier land and they have it gated at Lake Pleasant and just south of this peak where road 9000 crosses the E Fork Dickey Creek. Rayonier's current policies require a permit for all access. I bought a $35 dollar permit which I intend to use three times. From July 1 to December 31, this particular property requires a special permit that costs several hundred dollars.

I parked at the Dickey Creek gate and bicycled about a quarter mile to a gated spur on the left. I bicycled up the spur for another half mile but it was too steep for my bicycling pleasure so I left the bike and continued on foot. I probably should have kept pushing the bike because the road leveled out at about the 1.5 mark. After a mile of level, a spur climbed up through clearcuts to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1736 ft / 528 m
    Extra Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:roads
    Trailhead:Dickey Creek Gate  380 ft / 115 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Bicycle
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Overcast



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