Ascent of Tyee Mountain on 2017-07-13
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, July 13, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||2600 ft / 792 m|
Ascent Trip ReportNear virtual milepost 16.7 on Oregon Highway 138 turn southwest onto an unmarked forest road. This road is just west of the intersection of OR Hwy 138 and Green Valley Road. I found a locked gate barring travel beyond pullouts for vehicles and parked here. The gate has faded paint indicating "No Trespassing", but I saw no other such signs posted here or along the road on my route.
I relied on the Tyee Mountain USGS topo map and the maps loaded on my Garmin GPSMAP 64s to negotiate the various junctions. About 2.0 miles up the road downed timber and timber debris blocked the road for vehicles in case you find the gate below open. At about 3.25 miles I encountered the berms and trenches reported by Bob Bolton that emphatically blocked the road for vehicles if you should be able to drive this far.
My route was on generally good gravel road except for the south end of the summit ridge traverse, where the road has been abandoned for many years and is becoming overgrown by brush. The abandoned road eventually ends at a nice gravel road that leads the last 0.6 miles to the summit.
Perhaps there is road access to the summit from the Umpqua River to the southwest, but I have not explored this.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2200 ft / 669 m|
| Extra Gain:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||12.8 mi / 20.6 km|
| Trailhead:||Locked gate 800 ft / 243 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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