Ascent of Keddie Peak on 2016-07-24
|Date:||Sunday, July 24, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7499 ft / 2285 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI followed Frederick Johnson to the parking spot. The last 2 miles to Homer Lake are no longer drivable. The Forest Service has placed both rocks and fell trees across the road. Some people have moved one of the rocks and created a detour through the forest to get past the trees, but at this point it's really only motorable by ATVs. Even then, there are plenty of fallen trees and other obstacles further down the road.
Anyway, I hiked the road to the saddle right before it descends toward homer Lake. There is an OHV trail heading due south from the high point of this saddle. It gains at most 100 vertical feet before turning sharply to the east and did not appear to turn back south. I went cross country toward the ridge, and found a very old and overgrown logging road part of the way. It is a bushwhack, but I didn't not encounter thickets that made it miserable. Once reaching the ridge, I stuck to the north side and grabbed the summit from the west. I descended a steeper slope through fairly open terrain in between trees back to the road.
I did encounter a bear in the brush. It actually saw me first and wanted nothing to do with me, but it took a moment to convince him to run away out of sight.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1298 ft / 394 m|
| Extra Gain:||35 ft / 10 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||5.4 mi / 8.7 km|
| Route:||North Slope|
| Trailhead:||6271 ft / 1911 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time:||1 Hours 5 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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