A blustery day on Townsend
22 OCTOBER 2022 W6/SC-161
|Vehicle:||High clearance SUV recommended*|
|Cell Coverage:||Good (Verizon), APRS Excellent|
I was going to activate Bald Mountain for a complete after Burn Benchmark, but Lake Elizabeth Road was closed. The area appeared to have been hit with some debris flows. So I punted and opted for another complete: Townsend Peak.
I had scoped out forest service road 6N38 about a month ago and it looked pretty rough. This time though it had been freshly scraped and the gate about a half mile up was open. I recommend high clearance front or 4 wheel drive vehicle, but the road was in good shape and a passenger car would’ve worked when I did this trip.
The hike is very short up a fire break and the summit is nice enough. It was a cold and windy day on this occasion.