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Ascent of Mount Fleecer on 2014-06-15

Climber: Eric Higginbotham

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Fleecer
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:9436 ft / 2876 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used Ken Jones excellent trip report to climb Mount Fleecer. His report is at Ken Jones report
His report gave great direction on locating the point at which you leave the forest service road to hike to the summit. I would like to add the following. The road really does become a jeep trail, which is fine if you don't like your truck like me. Otherwise be prepared to scratch the sides of the truck getting past down beetle killed trees. If you have the time, you can park as the road leaves the open meadow area before it goes into the trees. I managed to get almost to the same spot as Ken, using 4WD, before I ran into snow and had to stop. I didn't have his trip log loaded in my GPS but finding your way up to the first summit seemed intuitive. I had one large and deep snow bank to cross between the first summit and the second. Lots of snow. I had the mountain to myself, except for my dog. We had sunshine, clouds, rain, and snow. Trip down I skirted the first summit until I came back to my original track. When I got home, I was surprised to find my track was similar to Ken's except where I had to divert because of the snow. Didn't include it in report as it offers no new info. Fun hike, wish I had taken my 11 year old with me.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1434 ft / 437 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1434 ft / 436 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Grade/Class:Avg Slope 15.8%
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1434 ft / 437 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1021 ft / 312 m; Extra: 413 ft / 125m
    Loss on way in:413 ft / 125 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.5 km
    Route:SouthWest
    Start Trailhead:Forest Road 1593  8415 ft / 2564 m
    Time:59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1021 ft / 311 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.5 km
    Route:SouthWest
    End Trailhead:Forest Road 1593  8415 ft / 2564 m



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