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Ascent of Ishpatina Ridge on 2011-09-17

Climber: Rob Hiemstra

Others in Party:Ken
Michael
Jeremy
Date:Saturday, September 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Ishpatina Ridge
    Location:Canada-Ontario
    Elevation:693 m / 2274 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Drove north from Capreol after hotel stay in Sudbury, forded the Sturgeon River (only 0.5 m deep), and then took the 4x4 trail to the Woods Lake dock. Canoed through Woods Lake and Scarecrow Lake (no portage, only pull through narrow creek between lakes) to the old ranger cabin campsite. Hiked up the 3.5 km trail to the summit on September 17, climbed the old fire tower to the lookout, and then hiked back down. 2nd night at the campsite, then reversed the trip back.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:380 m / 1244 ft
    Distance:7 km / 4.3 mi
    Route:Ranger trail from Scarecrow Lake
    Trailhead:Scarecrow Lake campsite  313 m / 1030 ft
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 



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