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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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Default Jorgenson Peak, Ogilvie Peak in 13 hours single push

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http://stevensong.com/jorgenson-peak
http://stevensong.com/ogilvie-peak

Despite the proximity to Hope, these two peaks are obscured and mysterious and rarely see visitors. I'm more a lot of you are curious about what the route is about. The ideal time is in winter or spring or whenever you have thick snowpack to cover the bush. The start is from Squeah FSR 5.5 km in. This fSR is very well travelled despite that you don't hear much about it on the internet. The "Ogilvie spur" also gets fresh maintenance and then the "Jorgenson spur" wasn't bad on foot neither. From J/O col Ogilvie Peak is just a long plod over multiple bumps while Jorgenson Peak is similar, but with a few steep pitches that might be troublesome for those without much experience on this type of terrain.

Took me 5.5 hours truck to Jorgenson, then 4 hours Jorgenson to Ogilvie. Half an hour on the summit of Ogilvie and then back to truck in 3 hours, then drove home. Expect a full day for either of the two. I got both in one shot thank to the good conditions and the fact I usually have endless energy on post-holing and that's exceptionally true on snowshoes. As usual, there are GPS tracks, maps etc. attached on my site.


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Super-awesome. These mountains have eluded me for years. It's nice to see a fresh update.
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Most excellent....bagging those two in one day! Awdsome pictures.
I am determined to get up there this summer.
I marked attached picture with red dot... would this be the Jorgenson spur?
The blue dot marks the approximate beginning of my bushwack last summer
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Most excellent....bagging those two in one day! Awdsome pictures.
I am determined to get up there this summer.
I marked attached picture with red dot... would this be the Jorgenson spur?
The blue dot marks the approximate beginning of my bushwack last summer
Jorgenson Spur is the first branch before your red dot. It's about 30-50 m right after a major switchback. The beginning is "elevated" from the main FSR and the initial 20 m or so is bushy so very easy to miss if you don't know where to find.

This is how it looks.


However, I did come across the other branch way up high. It was very wide and open in the higher stretch but I can't comment on the lower part. If it's all good then it should be the way to go in summer (in winter it'll still be faster to take my route as it's more direct).
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The only guy keeping CT alive, Keep up the good work Song. Maybe when the weather gets better I'll get out more.
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That's a big day of oft seen, seldom hiked peaks!

But Spectrum, what the heck are you talking about?! There's been other quality TR's posted lately, as well discussion and new members looking for contacts and seeking advice. Do you not see value in anything other than Steve's peakbagging TR's?
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That is a long day but looks well worth it! Awesome photos.
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