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Ascent of Joyce Ridge on 2014-12-27

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Russell -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, December 27, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Joyce Ridge
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2500 ft / 762 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Hwy 112 turn S on the Joyce Piedmont Road at Crescent School. Quickly turn left on the unsigned dirt Joyce Access Road. Follow this road as mapped for 2+ miles to a fork at 1100'. Go uphill to the right. Follow this another 2+ miles or so to the summit spur which is uphill on the right at a fork. The summit connection is unmapped but is straightforward. The final spur has a gate that is .3 miles from the top that was open on this day. A fenced tower complex crowns the peak. All high ground has been flattened and gravelificated. It's blah. No negative signs at all en route or on the gate. Road is driveable in a sedan. Land appears to be public. Yay. Easy.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5 ft / 2 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0 km
    Route:None
    Trailhead:Summit  2495 ft / 760 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
December



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