Ascent of Spruce Mountain on 2013-06-16

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spruce Mountain
    Elevation:10262 ft / 3127 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed 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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