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Ascent of Slate Mountain on 2004-04-17

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, April 17, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Slate Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3892 ft / 1186 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Placerville I took Mosquito Rd through the rural countryside, descending to cross the South Fork of the American River on a quaint old single-lane bridge, then climbing back up to higher ground. At about 8 miles is a landing strip at an intersection where one road heads west to CA 193 and Mosquito Rd continues north. About 3 miles from this intersection I turned left on the Slate Mountain Rd, which is unsigned coming from the south but well signed coming from the north. In about 1 mile I parked at the locked cable gate and walked the 1/4 mile to the top of Slate Mountain and the site of a former L.O. The views are limited by the foliage and are not particularly noteworthy.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:OK, light overcast



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