Ascent of Badger Mountain on 2017-08-30
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, August 30, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7188 ft / 2190 m|
Ascent Trip Report Medium clearance and 4WD recommended past Badger Camp. Round trip from there would be about 9mi and 1460ft of gain. High clearance needed for the section just beyond where I parked. I stopped because there was a safe place to park off the road and the rest of the road was covered in tall grass with extremely dry conditions. Otherwise, 4WD HC can go to the top.
McLeod & Lilly register is in a conspicuous pile of rocks about a dozen feet behind (N) the building. My guess for the local highpoint is a rock under the tree about 40ft NW of the building.
Walked about 150ft W to a clearing with better views.
As I returned, I touched the boulder about 25ft S of the road near where the benchmark should be. I think it could be the true highpoint.
Driving directions: from CR-8A at 41.72206,-119.37326, go SE on Badger Mtn Rd (I think it was signed with a
distance to Cedarville.)
6.2mi turn right (SW) signed for Badger Camp
7.5mi Badger Camp is on right and a patrol cabin is straight ahead, but fork left TWICE to trend SE away from
each, 4WD and medium clearance recommended
8.1mi fork right uphill
9.4mi I parked just before steep rocky downhill, 4WD higher clearance needed beyond here
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||834 ft / 253 m|
| Extra Gain:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| Trailhead:||41.637130,-119.321860 6454 ft / 1967 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||warm; breezy; 25mi smoke|
| Time:||51 Minutes|
| Time:||48 Minutes|
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