Mount Jefferson (South Summit) Climber's Log
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Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007
|Drove to 9,400' then ran out of road. On the way up, fixed the Alta Toquima wilderness sign that had blown down. Saw a group of 50+ pronghorn antelope on the summit. Great views.|
|Posted Aug 13, 2007 11:15 pm|
|grandwazoo||South Route |
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007
|Had great weather, I just got off Bunker in the morning and drove over via Manhatten, good road.|
Took about 1:15 minutes to summit and 45 minutes back.
Was able to drive right to where the trail starts at 9340'.
|Posted Jul 16, 2007 11:39 am|
|MoapaPk||South route & Pine Creek |
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007
|Could get my Subaru Outback to about 9300', got confused a few times, and took about 1.75 hrs to the top.|
Since I was camped at Peavine, I took the Manhattan Road across (FS014) to rte 82. The Manhattan road was recently bladed (May 2007) and you could drive an MGB down it. However, the last few miles of the route, up to 9300', are quite rough.
There was a gas station in Belmont, but I have no idea when it is open; I wouldn't depend on it.
2 years later:
I took the Pine Creek route. About 4500' elevation gain accumulated, 15 stream crossings! Lots of snow up high. Saw no signs for gas in Belmont. Pine Creek is a beautiful campground.
|Posted May 28, 2007 6:45 pm|
|Anya Jingle||Southern Route |
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2005
|Windy all day, but the clouds cleared up while we were hiking up. As soon as we got back to the car, clouds returned and it started to snow. Our slideshow is here: Mount Jefferson South Summit|
|Posted Jan 28, 2007 3:20 am|
|Dean||No wind |
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006
|Via Jefferson saddle. Hardly more than a breeze on the summit which considering all the other reports was a blessing. Saw only two others all day.|
|Posted Jul 6, 2006 2:49 am|
|jfrishmanIII||Route Climbed: Pine Creek |
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2003
|Came up Pine Creek trail in the fall aspens, traversed to Middle Summit, descended. I had to avoid the largest herd of bighorns I've ever seen, with numerous irritable looking rams, in the cirque below Middle Summit. Awesome day!|
|Posted Mar 24, 2006 4:10 am|
|Dennis Poulin||Route Climbed: South side from Jefferson Summit Date Climbed: 8 Oct 2004|
|This is a great climb. Nothing technical, no bushwhacking, but it was windy 25-30 mph on the summit.|
|Posted Oct 21, 2004 5:27 pm|
|Bob Bolton||Route Climbed: Southern Date Climbed: October 17, 2004|
|Duane drove his Explorer about a mile south of Jefferson Summit before we started hiking. We climbed up into the clouds and battled high winds all the way. Couldn't see a thing on the summit. On the way down we got hammered by horizontal ice pellets before finally dropping below the cloud cover. The weather was only starting to get bad.|
|Posted Oct 20, 2004 10:53 pm|
|surgent||Route Climbed: Southern Route Date Climbed: Aug 2000 |
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2000
|Clear summer day, with some strong winds near the top. Never saw another soul the whole day. Wonderful hike!|
|Posted Dec 11, 2003 1:48 pm|