Ascent of Mount Misery on 2012-07-06
|Others in Party:||Nancy Willis|
|Date:||Friday, July 6, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6366 ft / 1940 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFind Kelly Camp which is just a jeep track into the woods near a stream crossing. The trail is unmarked and a little hard to see but it is just a few feet to the left of the stream. Unmaintained and the tread is fading but still no problem to follow at this point. A few down trees. Snow mostly gone. Hike it up until below the peak and when you have a nice grassy path just head up. We tagged the first summit and then angled slightly leftward to find a nice corridor through the trees to the other summit. Not sure which is higher just by line of sight as you can't exactly see between them. The GPS preferred the E summit. Some folks don't do this and if you had to guess you would say that it is not higher than either Diamond Peak or Oregon Butte. But I also don't think anyone really knows and if you want to be relatively sure of completing various peak lists this matters. The 6360+ contour contends for COHP, COGPP, wilderness HP and P2000 status depending on how it stacks up relative to OR Butte (Wilderness HP/P2000) and to West Diamond Peak (for all 4 lists). A serious survey of the 6360+ spots on Misery and West Diamond would seriously simplify the permutations for various peak lists. In any event, it is an easy and somewhat pleasant peak to hike anyway.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||486 ft / 148 m|
| Extra Gain:||40 ft / 12 m|
| Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Route:||Mount Misery Trail|
| Trailhead:||Kelly Camp 5960 ft / 1816 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
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