Ascent of Rice Peak-North Ridge on 2003-03-08

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Beth Cousland
Date:Saturday, March 8, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rice Peak-North Ridge
    Elevation:7280 ft / 2218 m

Ascent Trip Report

My second visit, my soon-to-be wife's first. Parked at Peppersauce Canyon and walked the series of roads to Rice Peak itself, then down to the two HP areas. The north slopes were underneath about 18 inches of snow, which helped mitigate the brush, but made finding a register impossible. We walked everywhere, and leaving tracks in the snow helped us see our progress. We had to have crossed that magic line somewhere! The rock outcrop to the north was easy to get to, and more "obvious".
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2900 ft / 883 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Peppersauce Canyon
    Trailhead:4380 ft / 1335 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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