Ascent of Allen Peak on 2016-09-09

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Karen Jones
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, September 9, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Allen Peak
    Elevation:6740 ft / 2054 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove to the end of Sims Creek Road No. 2232 at 4299' - parked between the "2" and the "9". Needed 4WD and high clearance. Note that the turnoff from Vermilion Creek Road has been rerouted to begin about a mile east of the location shown on older maps. There is a sign at the junction indicating Elk Lake, with the "l" in Elk mostly missing.

The trail is indicated by a sign indicating Sims Creek Trail No 881. This leads to a fork in a quarter mile or so where we turned right and followed the trail as mapped to the summit. Note that this trail doesn't get a lot of traffic or maintenance and can be challenging to follow in a few spots. It also goes over the summit rather than passing by to the west as shown on the topo. Extensive views from the summit area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2441 ft / 744 m
    Trailhead:End of FR 2232  4299 ft / 1310 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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