Ascent of Sawtooth Mountain on 2017-09-15

Climber: Robert Luher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, September 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Sawtooth Mountain
    Elevation:5200 ft / 1584 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove down Lake Hughes Road from I-5 until junction with Pine Canyon Road (N2) then turned west 4.7 miles to Bushnell Summit to junction with 7N23. Turnoff was not marked. Forest road 7N23 was rough in spots and may not be passable in standard 2WD sedan. After 3.2 miles on 7N23, parked at junction with 7N08.
Hiked down 7N08 until reaching firebreak on east side of Peak 6482 and climbed up firebreak to that summit. Returned back to 7N08 to firebreak leading toward Sawtooth Mountain. Firebreak was not clearly visibly on road, so be careful. Once on the correct firebreak followed it along some bumps and saddles to the base of Sawtooth, where a long steep firebreak leads the way to the summit. The register was near the west end of the summit mound. Signed the register and returned using the same trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3343 ft / 1018 m
    Extra Gain:1661 ft / 506 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Route:Road and Fire Break
    Trailhead:Saddle at 7N23 and 7N08  5221 ft / 1591 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: sept 15 hike

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Little Burnt Peak2017-09-15 a 
2Burnt Peak2017-09-15 b1533 ft / 467 m
3Sawmill Mountain2017-09-15 c 
4Peak 54822017-09-15 a 
5Sawtooth Mountain2017-09-15 b3343 ft / 1019 m
6Liebre Mountain Ridge High Point2017-09-151835 ft / 559 m
Total Trip Gain: 6711 ft / 2045 m    Total Trip Loss: 6711 ft / 2045 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Luher
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