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Ascent of Calispell Peak on 2013-07-06

Climber: Paul Michelson

Others in Party:Mike Collins
Date:Saturday, July 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Calispell Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6855 ft / 2089 m

Ascent Trip Report

Turn onto Tacoma Cr Rd (past the US Air Force Survival Training Center). Peak #14, pages 40-41. 50 Hikes for Eastern WA’s Highest Mountains, Johnson, 2003. The 10 mile summit road has a reputation of being one of the worst. The good news is that the first 7 miles is currently being graded and graveled. At that point the road work heads right then to a gate where a new road has been pushed up and meets back up with the old summit road a few hundred feet below the top. The remaining public summit road is a punishingly steep rocky track. 4X4 needed. We drove to just below the summit. Good view in all directions, including the 49 Degrees North Ski Area just to the south.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:30 ft / 9 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Trailhead:6825 ft / 2080 m
Descent Statistics



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