Ascent of Rice Peak-North Ridge on 2012-10-27
|Date:||Saturday, October 27, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Rice Peak-North Ridge|
| Elevation:||7280 ft / 2218 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe road to Rice Peak gets challenging after the Peppersauce campground (passenger cars can make it as far as the campground). Once on the ridge, it gets better, and we could have driven to the summmit of Rice Peak if we didn't want some exercise.
As for the county highpoint, one can bushwhack across from the second switchback on the road, but it is a VERY tough bushwhack where one has to push through dense thorny bushes in numerous places. By comparison there is what appears to be the remains of an old road going from just above the CoHP to the summit of Rice Peak, so I would recommend going to and from the summit. Even though it adds some extra elevation gain, it's still the easier route.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||930 ft / 283 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||930 ft / 283 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 880 ft / 268 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Loss on way in:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||1.6 mi / 2.6 km|
| Route:||Road -> bushwhack|
| Start Trailhead:||Rice Peak Rd @ 6400 6400 ft / 1950 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2012 Rice Peak|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 1275 ft / 388 m Total Trip Loss: 1275 ft / 388 m
|1||Rice Peak-North Ridge||2012-10-27||930 ft / 283 m|
|2||Rice Peak||2012-10-27||345 ft / 105 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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