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Ascent of Grass Mountain on 2017-05-13

Climber: Connor McEntee

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 13, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grass Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:3603 ft / 1098 m

Ascent Trip Report

Route Update:

The old gated logging road that is referenced in summitpost and many trip reports is becoming quite overgrown. The summitpost entry references a newer road that branches about 0.2 mi from the gate. Take that road! I used it on my descent. Recent logging activity has kept it well graded and in good condition. My descent GPS track is easily drivable until a dead end in the road is reached just below the ridge. At that point follow on foot a faint vehicle track leading south through gentle terrain. This will shortly put you out on the old logging road, which is not so overgrown from here to the top.

I hiked this in the rain and froze my ass off. The old logging road is so overgrown that it's almost a light bushwhack, and I got drenched from all the water on the trees. The road has lots of willows growing in the middle of it, so I can only imagine that it is quickly going to become impenetrable.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:923 ft / 281 m
    Total Elevation Loss:923 ft / 281 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Cold, Breezy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:923 ft / 281 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Old Logging Roads
    Start Trailhead:2680 ft / 816 m
    Time:55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:923 ft / 281 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Old Logging Roads
    End Trailhead:2680 ft / 816 m
    Time:33 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Connor McEntee
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