Ascent of South Mountain West on 2016-09-25

Climber: Julie Ann Gregg

Others in Party:Red Viking & Chris
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Mountain West
    Elevation:2263 ft / 689 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked in front of Stryker Paintball and started this hike at 5:45am walking up Mountain Lookout rd.(It's unmarked)in the dark.Just before Lemon Lease rd. we took a small dirt rd.that edged the base of the mountain,when it ran out we cut up thru the bushes and then the hillside back up to Mountain Lookout.This saved us 3/4 mile and avoided the farm on the road.We took this to a sharp 90,which is S. Mountain Lookout rd. We followed this around to the east side of the mountain. Took a cut off rd to the 1st summit-South Mountain West.Cut the hillside back down to the road and continued walking by some running oil rigs then up to South Mountain. Walked between the buildings,up some steps and got a photo at the high point. Retraced our steps back to our car by 10am. (There were no closed gates but a lot of private property signs.)
Summary Total Data
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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