Ascent of Spruce Mountain on 2013-06-16
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, June 16, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||10262 ft / 3127 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowed the directions on the Summit Post page for Spruce Mountain. This is a VERY STEEP road above 8700 ft. The road has several sharp switchbacks. My Tundra needed Lo Range 4WD and all of its V8 power to drive up this one. I had to stop and backup to take another stab at a couple of the switchbacks. I was treated with seeing a herd of about 20 wild horses about 50 yds below me when I was on the summit. I wouldn't try to drive this one if the road was wet, snowy, or icy.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||0.2 mi / 0.3 km|
| Route:||Drive Up|
| Trailhead:||10212 ft / 3112 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
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