Ascent of Shaw Mountain on 2015-11-11
|Date:||Wednesday, November 11, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5904 ft / 1799 m|
Ascent Trip ReportEven though snow was visible on Lucky Peak, I wanted to get this hike in before the weather got even worse. I set off after lunch and parked at the Fish and Game office north of Hilltop on ID-21. I began hiking up the road, which was damp but not too muddy. About a mile into the hike the road became quite muddy and I heard several gun shots in the distance, I had overlooked that it was hunting season!
The road became snow covered at about 4200 feet, which was actually a relief because it was easier to walk through the snow than the mud. The drawback was that it made finding the trail leading to the ridge nearly impossible. I followed the road too far and missed the trail. Realizing I had gone too far up the road, I had to cut cross-country to the ridge to join the trail. The snow was about 6" deep, which made for a difficult cross-country trek.
Once finding the ridge and trail, the rest of the hike was a breeze. The snow at the summit was 6-8" deep, which slowed me down a bit, but made for a beautiful hike with a winter-like feel. Hiking down was simple as I was able to follow the "trail" back to the road. I only included the GPS route for the decent as the ascent was quite a mess and not a recommended route.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2287 ft / 697 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2287 ft / 697 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7.5 mi / 12.1 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Calm, Overcast|
40 degrees, few light snow flakes falling
| Gain on way in:||2287 ft / 697 m|
| Distance:||3.8 mi / 6.1 km|
| Route:||Adelmann Mine|
| Start Trailhead:||ID-21 at the Fish and Game Office 3617 ft / 1102 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||2287 ft / 697 m|
| Distance:||3.7 mi / 5.9 km|
| Route:||Adelmann Mine|
| End Trailhead:||ID-21 at the Fish and Game Office 3617 ft / 1102 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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