Ascent of Red Mountain on 2016-06-04

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Anji Cerney -- Trip Report or GPS Track
M Evans
Harlan Stockman
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Red Mountain
    Elevation:9328 ft / 2843 m

Ascent Trip Report

NF-407 is a decent dirt road, but probably would have been difficult for vehicles without high-clearance. There were a couple of wet stream crossing from the south, and some rocky sections coming from the north. If I were trying to do this with a passenger car, I'd come in from the north- it's more dirt, but all of NF-405 and even a good chunk of NF-407 south of it are passenger car friendly. I'd probably also start from the pass on the road northwest of the saddle. There are many nice campsites off NF-405.

The spur road on which we started hiking off NF-407 turned out to be driveable (for 4WD vehicles), but made for a good way to start and end the hike. The road ends at an open saddle with great views of Currant Mountain. From the saddle, we had to get around a hill to get to the mountain. Passing it on the northeast, we saw the north ridge and headed for that- some of us more directly than others. Traversing the hill and getting to the north ridge we dealt with some minor bushwhacking. The ridge had some trees and brush, but ample animal paths through it.

There were great views from the summit, especially of nearby Currant Mountain. Unfortunately, when we were there, there were tons of insects that made staying on the summit (and even some of the hiking) less enjoyable.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1728 ft / 526 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:North ridge
    Trailhead:Just off NF-407  7600 ft / 2316 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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