Ascent of Sawtooth Mountain on 2017-09-15
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, September 15, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||5200 ft / 1584 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDrove 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:
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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