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Ascent of Cooper Mountain on 2017-08-01

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cooper Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:783 ft / 238 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove to Cooper Mountain Nature Park and parked to have a place to stash the car. To make this a worth ascent to capture the prominence on this little peak, I hiked down trail system in the nature park taking Blacktail to Larkspur Trail Loop until I reached a creek low point then going down to the creek to make my TH at elevation 400 I started up and through the park using Cooper Mountain Loop and the Service Road, down Kemmer Road, then the short open country to the HP. Decent views again. Public property owned by city but not fenced off but with NT signs. A short walk through the signed field but no fencing. Extra gain is in the road portion of the hike, you descend a small valley before ascending through the public city water tank and tower site.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:443 ft / 134 m
    Total Elevation Loss:60 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Grade/Class:1,1+
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
99F Hot
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:413 ft / 125 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 383 ft / 117 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:See TR
    Start Trailhead:see TR  400 ft / 121 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:seeTR
Ascent Part of Trip: Portland-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bald Peak2017-08-01 a480 ft / 146 m
2Cooper Mountain2017-08-01 b443 ft / 135 m
3Mount Sylvania2017-08-01 c450 ft / 137 m
4West Linn Peak2017-08-02481 ft / 147 m
7Cornell Mountain2017-08-03 a319 ft / 97 m
8Council Crest2017-08-03 b870 ft / 265 m
9Mount Scott2017-08-03 c40 ft / 12 m
10Kelly Butte2017-08-03 d193 ft / 59 m
11Powell Butte2017-08-03 e360 ft / 110 m
Total Trip Gain: 3636 ft / 1108 m    Total Trip Loss: 260 ft / 78 m



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