Ascent of Mitchell Peak on 2018-11-14
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, November 14, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7951 ft / 2423 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI started at the H L Saddle picnic area, crossed Highway 191 east, and climbed a road east to the true saddle. From there I passed through a gate and descended a forest road east down H L Canyon, looking for a reported trail to my right. I could not find the trail at the expected location so I hiked up the NW ridge through mostly open forest and on intermittent game trails to gain the summit ridge west of the true summit. I hiked east along the ridgeline through brush, but eventually found a helpful trail that led to the summit.
On the descent I followed the trail most of the way down into H L Canyon, but eventually lost the trail at about 7300 feet where it was very faint. I found the trail and lost it once more near the forest road at the bottom of the canyon. My descent route was mostly on trail and I would recommend that route for a nearly brush-free climb of Mitchell Peak.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1191 ft / 362 m|
| Extra Gain:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.6 mi / 5.8 km|
| Route:||North Slopes|
| Trailhead:||H. L. Saddle 7360 ft / 2243 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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