Ascent of Ash Creek Butte on 2009-08-26
|Others in Party:||Michael Brush|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 26, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Ash Creek Butte|
| Elevation:||8378 ft / 2553 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMichael Brush and I followed essentially the same "standard" route described by Dennis Poulin in his 7-30-05 report. From CA 97 in Weed drive north to Deer Mountain Rd; right 17.9 miles to FSR 42N70, the signed spur road on the left for the Ash Creek Butte TH. (Deer Creek Rd, aka NFR 19, is a wide, well graded gravel/dirt road which continues to CA 89.) The TH is about 2.5 miles from the Deer Creek Rd junction. After less than a mile on 42N70, an unsigned fork heads uphill to the north through a logged out area. After three switchbacks the road reaches a level stretch that serves as an informal, unsigned "trailhead." From here climb steeply XC through logged out forest to the ridge, from which the route to the summit and the summit itself soon become visible. Stay mostly on the ridge, side-hilling occasionally to avoid brush and low-growing trees. 3-4 miles RT with about 1,600' gain. Superb views of Mt. Shasta.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Route:||West Ridge|
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