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locke456Fun Obstacle Course  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

locke456

Did this as part of a Yamsay/McLoughlin dayhike marathon this weekend.

Really a fun little climb. Didn't expect much based on the descriptions I'd read, but the berms aren't really a major factor and the obstacle course of the downed trees was actually sort of a blast to navigate. I only had to leave the trail proper once, really early on.

Had to park two miles short of the trailhead because of the road conditions, but was still able to summit and get back to the car in around 5.5 hours.

The summit itself is a gorgeous, high-prominence view of all the major peaks in the area. It's too bad this peak doesn't get more traffic.
Posted Oct 8, 2013 11:31 pm

Brian JenkinsNice morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

Brian Jenkins

Hiked up in the morning with Luna after camping at the Jackson Creek Campground. Lots of berms and trees to cut around. Is all the obstacle course really necessary? A couple big rocks at the beginning of the trail would keep vehicles off it. Luna had fun chasing chippies everywhere. Neat cirque below the summit. Someone had put a huge shell (giant oyster?), chunk of obsidian and horseshoe at the summit but I never did see any summit register. 1 hr 34 up, 1 hr 8 down.

Is there another Yamsay Mountain out there? Not sure why the "(OR)" is in the title of this one. Fun easy hike though.
Posted Aug 26, 2013 12:03 am

Nick TurturaHidden gem  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2012

Nick Turtura

A great day for a hike. Looking at the climber's log it looks like you only go here if you're a p2k chaser, which is sad, because it's actually kinda a cool little summit with a nice hike and great views. More people should know about this one.
Posted Oct 20, 2012 12:45 am

calebEOCYamsay Ski Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

calebEOC

Did this with Troy after Gearhart and Deadhorse the previous day. Nearby Thompson Reservoir is a nice camping spot when segueing between peaks in this area. And yes, thankfully the dead trees were cleared off the trail.
Posted Jul 10, 2012 11:00 pm

Troy BWestern Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

Troy B

Hiked up the western route/old road/trail to the summit. The route had recently been cut out of the numerous fallen trees so the hike up to the top went quickly.
Posted Jul 10, 2012 12:05 am

Paul McClellanCool autumn day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2011

Paul McClellan

It was a sunny but cool autumn day and the view from the summit gave a different perspective of the Cascades peaks than what I usually see. I enjoyed picking out each Cascade peak to the west, and identified some peaks to the east as well. I had the hike to myself, and enjoyed the quiet and relaxing atmosphere on the summit.
Posted Oct 25, 2011 9:35 pm

SwithichSummit 9 of 9  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010
The last summit of my climbing partner and my trip through SE/Southern Oregon. We intended more peaks, but blisters sometimes win.

The road is annoying. There is no trail. I don't think the trees are all fallen from the NFS, I just think there hasn't been any maintenance in the last 20 years. That said, 1h 30m or so to the summit even with the trees. Snow up on top was a boon, not a bane. I'd recommend it even earlier than we did it.

Great view from the summit, possibly better than all 8 of the other peaks. You can see the Cascades from Shasta (barely) all the way to the sisters. Not bad for a mornings work.
Posted Jun 19, 2010 11:11 pm

ericwillhiteAwful hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

ericwillhite

I suppose this is an easy hike but on a hot July day carrying my heavy kid around thousands of fallen trees, it was a nightmare. I did meet a guy climbing all the old fire lookouts. He doesn't record his ascents anywhere on line and he's been up 800 or so (I can't remember exact number). Trip report at http://www.willhiteweb.com/oregon_climbing/yamsay_mountain/fire_lookout_059.htm

Posted Aug 18, 2009 3:27 am

cjwhatYamsay 'road'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2005

cjwhat

Went up the old lookout road ... except I stayed on game trails north of the road because they felled about a bazillion trees across the road to keep vehicles from using it. Time up an hour and a half.
Posted Jul 14, 2007 9:23 pm

Bob BoltonWestern route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2005

Bob Bolton

The old abandoned road was covered with blowdowns that had to be skirted by walking through the forest. This was only an annoyance, however, as it is an easy hike. The views from the top were long in all directions. It was my 51st Oregon P2K.
Posted Oct 3, 2006 12:21 am

Dennis PoulinWest side old trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2003

Dennis Poulin

This was a nice hike on a cold day with about 1' of snow on the ground. I think it was about 35 degrees with some rime ice on the summit.
Posted Sep 7, 2006 12:36 am

DeanWestern route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Dean

Part of a trip to this part of Oregon, I did Bald mountain the evening before and camped at Jackson Creek CG, a nice spot. Then I got up with the dawn and did Yamsay before it got too hot and afterwards headed over and did Mt. Bailey, to complete a nice twofer day. My day ended at a rest area above Roseburg, whew, a long one but fulfilling.

Posted Sep 5, 2006 4:36 pm

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