Ascent of Mill Hill on 2021-01-09

Climber: JohnE Sarna

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, January 9, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mill Hill
    Elevation:560 ft / 170 m

Ascent Trip Report

On starting this hike, I assumed the Mill Hill Loop Trail went over the top of Mill Hill, but it just went around it. The GPS track shows where I left the Loop Trail (shown as a road on this map) and ascended the steep south slope. After finding the top of Mill Hill, I took the northeast ridge down (as shown on the GPS track) to link up with the Loop Trail closer to the Visitor Center. It was a much easier walk down on a gentle slope. However, I didn't check out the west side of the loop trail, which may have been even easier, with less elevation gain and distance cross-country, albeit more distance on the trail. In any case, it was a good day, and I saw two deer while taking a few photos on top, and I came across many deer trails while hiking cross-country, though they naturally didn't take me any directions I wanted to go.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:390 ft / 118 m
    Total Elevation Loss:390 ft / 118 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:350 ft / 106 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 280 ft / 85 m; Extra: 70 ft / 21m
    Loss on way in:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:trails to south of peak then cross-country
    Start Trailhead:Finley Refuge Road  280 ft / 85 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:320 ft / 97 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 280 ft / 85 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Gain on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:cross-country to pick up trail NW of peak
    End Trailhead:Finley Refuge Road  280 ft / 85 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by JohnE Sarna
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