Ascent of Soldier Mountain on 2018-06-26
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, June 26, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5540 ft / 1688 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDrive up from south off of 89. Good road all vehicles. Saw a bear cub cross in front of me. Purple Ceanothus was in bloom and the pleasant drive passed thru thickets of cedar. I parked near the first of 2 closed gates for a short walk to the summit on which was perched the LO tower. Soldier 2 BM is off the SW corner. R/T 1.2 mi., 270’ gain, 35 min.
I chose to return to 89 via the north route. First half is FS and not maintained. Starting to brush in making for some new pin striping. Lower half of route is Pvt timberland. Recent harvest activity all along the road and a few areas where high clearance is desirable. I went thru after 5pm and saw no one. There was a closed but not locked gate on 89. Very fortunate for me as it would have been a long way back around. I recommend coming in from the south off of 89.
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| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
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