Ascent of Barley Flats on 2017-08-02

Climber: Robert Luher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Barley Flats
    Elevation:5600 ft / 1706 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at highway turnout where Barley Flats Road intersects with Highway 2. The gate was locked with conflicting signs stating "Stop, Restricted Road, No Public Access" and "Trail Closed to Motorized Vehicles, Foot and Horse Travel Permitted." I walked up the paved road to the west end of the fenced complex, where there was a locked gate with a sign "Authorized Personnel Only." I choose not to sneak past the fence, but looked for a use trail that followed the south fence line. Trail was difficult to follow and went through some very dense brush. Kept loosing the trail and gave up. Walked toward the east end of the complex along the paved road and climbed up the slope to the water tank. Could not find register. Walked down same paved road.

Not sure why this peak is on the HPS list, as the trail consists of a paved road and the access to the summit is limited/controlled.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:976 ft / 297 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Barley Flats Road
    Trailhead:Highway Turnout  4624 ft / 1409 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Aug 02 Hike

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Lukens2017-08-023215 ft / 980 m
2Josephine Peak2017-08-021888 ft / 575 m
3Barley Flats2017-08-02976 ft / 297 m
Total Trip Gain: 6079 ft / 1852 m    Total Trip Loss: 6079 ft / 1852 m

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