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Ascent of Kelly Mountain-Northwest Summit on 2011-07-15

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 15, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kelly Mountain-Northwest Summit
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:6664 ft / 2031 m

Ascent Trip Report

Extra ascent was back to the junction trail with the approach to Kelly and more so from the gain back up the junction near the highest ski lifts where I went along a jeep trail down the wrong face once again for a while jogging before i realized things did not look familiar. Take a good recent aerial as the jeep trails at the ridge connecting all of these peaks look similar and there are many to follow. I made two wrong turns this afternoon.

Views were pretty good off the NW face looking down to the valley below.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:374 ft / 113 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1154 ft / 351 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Grade/Class:1, 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
65F to 75F calm to breezy to windy beautiful weather
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:64 ft / 19 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:trail on ridge
    Start Trailhead:tiny saddle between Peaks  6600 ft / 2011 m
    Time:2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1154 ft / 351 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 844 ft / 258 m; Extra: 310 ft / 94m
    Gain on way out:310 ft / 94 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:out and back plus one wrong turn and ski lifts dow
    End Trailhead:car parked at forest road  5820 ft / 1773 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Kelly Mtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Kelly Mountain2011-07-15 a1235 ft / 376 m
2Kelly Mountain-Northwest Summit2011-07-15 b374 ft / 114 m
Total Trip Gain: 1609 ft / 490 m    Total Trip Loss: 1609 ft / 491 m



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