Ascent of Payette County High Point on 2016-10-06

Climber: Kelsey Backen

Others in Party:Dagr Backen
Date:Thursday, October 6, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Payette County High Point
    Elevation:4763 ft / 1451 m

Ascent Trip Report

My (almost) 5 year old son and I had an "adventure day." We loaded up my Suzuki DR200S in the back of the Tundra, packed some snacks and dry clothes, and left Eagle around 0900. We stopped in Emmett to have breakfast at the Blue Ribbon Cafe (decent BTW). From the cafe we headed directly North, straight onto Van Deusen road. We stayed on this road until 4 Mile Creek Road, then stayed on this until you hit the Payette County line sign. There is a 2-track that we drove on until I decided that I didn't want to risk damaging my truck (I have some low riding running boards). Just so you know, the 2 track is totally doable and would be fun with a higher clearance 4x4.

Dagr did a good job, stopping infrequently and mostly on task. I forgot to start my Strava on the way up, but remembered to do it on the way down. Check out the GPS Tract for it. The trip up was uneventful and mostly enjoyable. It is not very challenging but appropriate for a 5 year old. It turns out we gained 1000', which is a decent hump for my little guy. The trip down was fun, as we ran frequently and made good time.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1043 ft / 317 m
    Extra Gain:68 ft / 20 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Trailhead:3856 ft / 1175 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:41 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Payette Co HP (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Peak 47672016-10-06 
2Payette County High Point2016-10-061043 ft / 318 m
3Bannister Hill2016-10-06 
Total Trip Gain: 1043 ft / 318 m    Total Trip Loss: 1043 ft / 318 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kelsey Backen
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