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Ascent of Mill Hill on 2021-01-19

Climber: JohnE Sarna

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mill Hill
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:560 ft / 170 m

Ascent Trip Report

Had to squeeze in this climb before a meeting on the Benton County Criminal Justice System Improvement (CJSI) Project. The only challenging part was finding where to leave the Mill Hill Loop Trail to get around or through the brush to get up to the summit. My GPX file shows the way I took down, probably the easiest route up to the summit, which leaves the trail just before getting to a ribbon tied to a tree branch while still going uphill (postscript: after hiking it again, I noted a second ribbon well before the second, which was easier getting up to the ridge, but make a long slow uphill climb along the ridge, where the brush wasn't thick but I still had to pick my way through it; on my next trip, I found it easier to go over the trail high point, down a bit, then left where it wasn't very brushy, going up then continuing left just above a thick patch of brush, then turning right to go uphill where it was relatively open country to the top). There was only 20-30 meters of low brush to wade through before it opens up more and more under the large trees. Leaving the trail at its highest point was okay, the way I took up, but the brush there was thicker and higher, and a couple fallen trees in the brush had to be stepped over.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:385 ft / 117 m
    Total Elevation Loss:385 ft / 117 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:315 ft / 96 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 245 ft / 74 m; Extra: 70 ft / 21m
    Loss on way in:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Mill Hill Loop Trail then x-country
    Start Trailhead:Overlook just before turnoff to visitor center  315 ft / 96 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:315 ft / 96 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 245 ft / 74 m; Extra: 70 ft / 21m
    Gain on way out:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:x-country down to follow Mill Hill Loop Trail
    End Trailhead:Overlook near entrance to visitor center  315 ft / 96 m
    Time:30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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