Ascent of Smith Mountain on 2012-07-06
|Date:||Friday, July 6, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Summit:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||3947 ft / 1203 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBattalion Chief Steve Spinharney at Calfire's Bradley station arranged for Battalion Chief John Owens and Travis Eicher to escort me though private property to Smith Mountain L.O. From Bradley on U.S. 101 take Hare Canyon Rd, then Indian Valley Rd north to Slacks Canyon Rd, where gated, private property begins. About 1.4 miles south on Slacks Canyon Rd, passing through the Pearson Ranch; left on Smith Mountain Rd to Smith Mountain L.O. atop Smith Mountain. Smith Mountain and its western slopes are part of Tim Haley's extensive Hidden Valley Ranch. The L.O. is about 6.7 miles from Indian Valley Rd.
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| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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