Ascent of Spirit Mountain on 2011-12-20
|Date:||Tuesday, December 20, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5639 ft / 1718 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked at large parking area at Christmas Tree pass and walked the road to the standard turnoff. Road was well graded and passenger cars should not have difficulty reaching the trailhead. The referenced 0.25 mile drive off Christmas Tree Pass road is now blocked by wilderness markers. There is room for 2-3 cars at the turnout. The social trail once found is well marked although loose at times. The 3rd class portion just shy of the summit is minimal and not exposed.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2639 ft / 803 m|
| Extra Gain:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Trailhead:||Christmas Tree Pass 4000 ft / 1219 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
| Time Up:||3 Hours |
| Time Down:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
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