Ascent of Mores Mountain on 2016-05-25

Climber: Dan Krueger

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mores Mountain
    Elevation:7237 ft / 2205 m

Ascent Trip Report

After a short hike to Coyote Rock I decided to climb Mores Mountain. I parked at Bogus Basin Rd where it connects to the road leading to the Shafer Butte picnic area because the gate was closed. This added about 3 miles to my planned hike as I had to go on foot to the picnic / camping area. That combined with my late start (just before 8PM) meant I had to keep a fast pace - 4.6 miles with 1000ft of gain in 1 hour!

The Mores Mountain trail is beautiful and well maintained. I saw lots of chipmunks and a few deer along the path. I left the trail near the summit for a more direct route and scrambled up the hillside. There are two points at the summit that appear to be about equal in height. The large boulder to the west seems higher to me, but my GPS indicated the other hill is actually higher, so I visited both. The sun was setting so I couldn't stay long since I had over 2 miles to hike back down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1012 ft / 308 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Trailhead:6225 ft / 1897 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:37 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:25 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dan Krueger
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