I've been looking at this mountain top for almost four years!
Here is a picture of Mt.Hope the night before out of my driveway.
Timmi's at 4:30am
up Hope Mt.FSR in the dark.
this was my first trip to the top of Hope Mt. It took 2.5 hours from parking lot to the summit up and just under 2 hours back!
The road up to the parking lot is in fair shape, any stock 4x4 will do(no dually)
It takes 1 hour on FSR to drive to parking lot.(about 8km take the right fork with pink tape)
Wells peak to the left!
Mt.Hope to the right of parking lot
old fork to Wells Peak
almost at top of first ridge
broken bench at top junction (first ridge)
Mt.Hope still looks far away!
down onto an old logging road for about 1km, then left and up(well marked with ribbon)
after about 15 min of a tight bushy trail, it opens up and shade
the top is near but STEEP
as I'm having a snack by myself(and dog) enjoying the view, a helicopter landed less than 50ft from me!!!! what are the odds
the pilot dropped off 3 guys to replace a solar panel
from the top of mt. looking east towards parking lot and first ridge
Bring lots of water(No streams) and OFF!!!!