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Ascent of Insmont Hill on 2019-02-10

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Willie-Weimaraner Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 10, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Insmont Hill
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:8200 ft / 2499 m

Ascent Trip Report

Been wanting to check this peakbag site for some time. Finally, i realized it was NOT on private land. It is half on half off but you can access it through the Pike Nat Forest off Ellington Lake Road (CR 68). When you get to downtown Bailey at the bottom of the hill veer down CR 68 and follow the North Fork of the Platte River. The road will become dirt and have several pull outs to park for forest access. I had the dog and did not want to walk that far up a road so I parked at the saddle in the road between the gate to the wood mill and CR 68 at the wide turn-in.

Willy and I walked up the steep slopes through mostly ponderosa pine. We found large openings with views and the sun had melted out the snow mostly so no microspikes needed. Decent views. At the summit we took a different bearing to see more of the national forest and then hiked back up the road a bit (about an extra 120 feet of gain) to find the car.

Nice short steep hike - see GPS track
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:335 ft / 101 m
    Total Elevation Loss:335 ft / 102 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:intersection with dirt road gate and Wellington La  8000 ft / 2438 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:335 ft / 102 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 200 ft / 61 m; Extra: 135 ft / 41m
    Gain on way out:135 ft / 41 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:see GPS track
    End Trailhead:same  8000 ft / 2438 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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