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Ascent of Dicksons Mountain on 2011-11-10

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Loner
Date:Thursday, November 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dicksons Mountain
    Location:Canada-Ontario
    Elevation:374 m / 1230 ft

Ascent Trip Report

An easy dirt road/bushwack/trail hike southbound ..... 3.4 km. 1h15 hours RT.

On the way north after climbing Evergreen Mountain I decided to take in this short climb and added to the PB library for Greg's approval. I chose to approach the mountain from its west side.

From the main entrance to the Calabogie Peaks Ski Resort, located on Hwy #508 at the west end of Calabogie Lake, I drove south on 508 for 1.15 km to a dirt road on the left side, signed #6243. I parked here this was mu TH, the summit is to the magnetic south.

I walked southbound on #6243 for about .8km (where road bends left/right to height-of-land) and bushwacked generally east 250 meters to the Ski Area (a service road/Ole K&P Ski Run), turned right and ascended .6km to the small Summit Lodge.
To the Lodges east side at picnic tables and a rock sign "SKY WALK" is a blue blazed trail that heads southwest along the top of an open rocky escarpment about .2km to a beautiful lookout at a height-of-land, Dillons Mountain is across the deep ravine to the south, a stones-throw away. Once you reach the Lodge this hike offers outstanding views of the Lake area.
I turned right and bushwacked north 100 meters, in mostly-open oak woods, to the obvious wooded summit at a rocky outcrop. My GPS read 45.26236, -76.78726. I summited in just 35 minutes.

"ONLY WHEN YOU'VE BEEN IN THE DEEPEST VALLEY CAN YOU KNOW HOW MAGNIFICENT IT IS TO BE ATOP THE MOUNTAIN." ........ President Richard Nixon
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:175 m / 574 ft
    Elevation Loss:175 m / 574 ft
    Distance:3.4 km / 2.1 mi
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:175 m / 574 ft
    Distance:1.7 km / 1.1 mi
    Route:dirt road/bushwack sb from hwy #508
    Trailhead:hwy #508 south of Calabogie Lake  199 m / 656 ft
    Time Up:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:175 m / 574 ft
    Distance:1.7 km / 1.1 mi
    Route:dirt road/bushwack nb to hwy #508
    Trailhead:hwy #508 south of Calabogie Lake  199 m / 656 ft
    Time Down:30 Minutes



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