Ascent of Keg Mountain on 2018-05-26
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, May 26, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7305 ft / 2226 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGetting here was relatively easy and the roads were mostly great. The last road got a bit challenging (rocks, narrow passes) towards the very end, but parking early and walking a bit more on the road wouldn't be a bad idea.
As for this hike ... well if there's a good way to climb this mountain we didn't find it. There is abundant steep loose scree and other areas where you are tree-dodging with occasional bushwhacking or trying to scramble on bad, sandy rock. On the way down we tried a bit further east and then the wash east of the ridge. It was slightly preferable but still had some pain points. Note: the stats don't include backsliding, which I think may have added over a hundred (painful) feet of elevation re-gain.
If I had to repeat this peak, I would try either the wash to the west of our ascent ridge, or the south fork of the wash we descended to the southeast-south ridge of the mountain.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1205 ft / 367 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1205 ft / 367 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.6 mi / 4.2 km|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||1205 ft / 367 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Route:||Southwest ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Road-end 6100 ft / 1859 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||1205 ft / 367 m|
| Distance:||1.4 mi / 2.3 km|
| Route:||Southwest wash|
| End Trailhead:||Road-end 6100 ft / 1859 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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