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Ascent of Mudlick Mountain on 2011-10-31

Climber: Edward Earl

Date:Monday, October 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mudlick Mountain
    Location:USA-Missouri
    Elevation:1313 ft / 400 m

Ascent Trip Report

From MO-34, approximately 11 miles E of Piedmont or 3 miles W of US-67, I turned N on MO-143. Zero or note your odometer at this point. At 3.7 miles I entered Sam A. Baker State Park. At 5.2 miles on the L is gravel Fire Tower Rd. A park sign on the locked gate says authorized vehicles only and permits foot travel. There was plenty or room to park at the turnoff without blocking the gate.

I hiked up the gravel road, which gains 900 feet to the summit. The lookout tower is on the R side of the road and inside a solid wooden fence with a locked door. The highest ground is probably a rock behind the tower fence. Wooded, no views.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:889 ft / 271 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Fire Tower Rd
    Trailhead:MO-143  424 ft / 129 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:40 Minutes



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