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Ascent of Lincoln County High Point on 2017-11-07

Climber: Joe Whittington

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lincoln County High Point
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:3401 ft / 1036 m

Ascent Trip Report

Returned to Black Rock Mainline Road from Laurel Mountain access road. Continued driving on Black Rock Mainline Road (road is in good condition) until I reached a closed gate. Retreated back about 300' and took a spur road up to an open area just east of the high point ridge. Walked to the left of the ridge and bore left up through the trees to reach the high point. There is a summit register in a glass jar covered by a red can in the rocks. There was about four inches of snow on the ground.

Encountered three or four log trucks, a couple of pick-ups and a road grader; all in spots where it was easy to get by. It could be very interesting in much of the route as the roads are narrow in many areas. I had a CB radio and monitored channel 10. I heard some chatter, but not sure as how you would actually communicate with the loggers about your location.

Saw a large (20-30) herd of elk on the road up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Total Elevation Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Route:rough road then bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Open area east of the HP ridge  3201 ft / 975 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Route:Same
    End Trailhead:Same  3201 ft / 975 m
    Time:8 Minutes



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