Backus, Mount


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Summit Elevation (m): 
1,815
Summit Elevation (ft): 
5,955
Elevation Gain (m): 
460
Round Trip Time: 
2.50
Total Distance (km): 
6.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Bushwhacking and route finding are the main difficulties with this minor summit.

Map
Trip Report

After scrambling Prairie Bluff in the morning, we found ourselves with plenty of time for a short objective on our way to setting up camp for the night at the Beaver Mines Recreation Area in the Castle Wilderness. I had a trip report on Mount Backus from Bob Spirko who snowshoed it in March of 2014. Backus was located along the highway leading to Beaver Mines, so it made perfect sense to try it. I was a bit nervous about the level of bushwhacking required but it was short enough that I foolishly decided it couldn't be that bad. :)

 


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