Ascent of Soldier Mountain on 2018-06-26

Climber: David Porter

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Soldier Mountain
    Elevation:5540 ft / 1688 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drive 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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