Ascent of Mica Mountain on 2015-04-01

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mica Mountain
    Elevation:8664 ft / 2640 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started from the Turkey Creek Trailhead at the end of the jeep trail. At the top of the Turkey Creek Trail I negotiated several trails (Deer Head Spring, Switchback, Heartbreak Ridge, Fire Loop S, Bonita, and Fire Loop N) to reach the summit of Mica Mountain amongst Ponderosa pine. On the descent I made a side trip down the Mica Mountain Trail to Manning Camp to see Manning Cabin, then reconnected up with my ascent route. It was a long day of hiking but the weather was mostly clear with a brisk breeze and pleasant temperatures.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4364 ft / 1329 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4364 ft / 1330 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16.6 mi / 26.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4064 ft / 1238 m
    Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Route:Turkey Creek Trail
    Start Trailhead:Turkey Creek Trailhead (4WD)  4600 ft / 1402 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4364 ft / 1330 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4064 ft / 1238 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Gain on way out:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route:Turkey Creek Trail
    End Trailhead:Turkey Creek Trailhead (4WD)  4600 ft / 1402 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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