Ascent of Rankin Ridge on 2016-08-06

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Others in Party:Marshall Stewart -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, August 6, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rankin Ridge
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:5013 ft / 1527 m

Ascent Trip Report

Despite gloomy, rainy weather, my son, Marshall, and I parked my car at the trail head and made the half mile climb to the closed tower on Rankin Ridge. My GPS indicated only .28 miles to the high point, but the road we ascended on was not a direct route. In better weather, the vista from the summit is probably quite excellent, but there is no access to the lookout tower there. Marshall and I descended back to the car using a well maintained trail, but it is a steeper route than the road we used to climb up. It took us 15 minutes to climb up and only 11 minutes to hike down.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail

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