Ascent of Iron Mountain on 2018-07-03

Climber: John Sarna

Others in Party:11 of us on a Sierra Club hike led by Richard White
Date:Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Iron Mountain
    Elevation:5440 ft / 1658 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was as much a wildflower hike as a peak climb led as a Sierra Club hike by Richard White with 11 participants. I was able to identify lots of Siberian Miners Lettuce, Thimble Berry, Indian Paintbrush, Lupen, and Buckwheat. Others on the trip identified many more but my memory left them behind.

Visible major peaks include Diamond, Sisters, Washington, Jefferson, 3-fingered Jack, Hood, and Adams

From Corvallis, we left at 8 am and returned at 5 pm. Lots of folks on the trail and on top, mainly coming from the upper parking area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1940 ft / 590 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1940 ft / 590 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
saw Adams, Hood, Jefferson etc but not Mary's Peak
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1840 ft / 560 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1220 ft / 372 m; Extra: 620 ft / 188m
    Loss on way in:620 ft / 188 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Cone Peak Trail
    Start Trailhead:Tombstone Pass  4220 ft / 1286 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1320 ft / 402 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1220 ft / 372 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Iron Mtn Trail to old immigrant trail
    End Trailhead:Tombstone Pass  4220 ft / 1286 m

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