Ascent of Rogers Peak on 2017-05-06

Climber: Garrett Carlson

Date:Saturday, May 6, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rogers Peak
    Elevation:3706 ft / 1129 m

Ascent Trip Report

I found it straightforward to find my way up to Gilmore Road and then up to the gate; the summitpost directions worked well. I parked back down in the forest from the gate, as that seemed to be the nearest place where I could park my vehicle completely off the road. Some people were near the right turn at 2900' working with some logging equipment as I began hiking up but weren't around when I walked by. Past this point it was an uneventful walk through intermittent snow, drizzle, and fog up to the summit.

Driving back down is where things got interesting. To my dismay, I found myself locked behind a gate at the start of Gilmore Road. The people doing work up by the turn must have finished up and locked it behind me on their way out. Soon enough I was able to flag down two guys in a pickup coming down the road that Gilmore branches off of, who both told me they had never seen a gate locked at the start of Gilmore Road. They were also nice enough to take me to the Tillamook State Forest visitor center (and ultimately back to the Portland area) so I could inquire into why the gate was locked.

After talking to the people at the visitor center, I learned that there was a recent timber sale and that Gilmore Road has been closed for active logging operations. You can check on the status of Gilmore Road here

The next day I was able to return and found the gate open again, then very happily drove out. It seems that accessing Rogers peak will probably now mean having to walk or bike all the way up Gilmore Road until logging operations have finished.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1123 ft / 342 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1123 ft / 342 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Start Trailhead:2583 ft / 787 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Garrett Carlson
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