Ascent of Devils Mountain on 2012-07-22

Climber: Greg Slayden

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Devils Mountain
    Elevation:1727 ft / 526 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked in a tiny pullout on the west side of Devils Mountain Road, immediately south of Amick Road and just before the locked gate barring car access. There was no negative signage. The road was well maintained and easy walking all the way to the summit. I wish I had brought my mountain bike--that is definitely the way to do this peak. A good part of the road goes though a clear cut now overgrown with impenetrable brush.

There are at least eight communication towers on the summit--I stopped for a snack but was a bit afraid of all the EMF radiation in the vicinity. There are not many views due to all the brush. Near the highest point (thankfully not inside a fenced tower complex) there is a small vista point to the east towards Big Lake, and a few hundred yards below the summit a short spur road leads to a large clearing offering views west towards the Sound.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:977 ft / 297 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Devils Mtn Rd
    Trailhead:Amick Rd  750 ft / 228 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Trying to drizzle
Ascent Statistics
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes

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