Ascent of Mount Gleason on 2014-06-21
|Date:||Saturday, June 21, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6520 ft / 1987 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTook mountain bikes on paved fire road from Mill Creek Summit to end of pavement 1/4 mile short of Gleason summit. Walked to the summit and back. Could have ridden this last part but wanted to get off the bikes by then. Less than 3 hours to the summit, with several breaks. Spent about an hour on top. Scouted a short distance toward Iron. Looks doable, still paved for at least some of the way. We didn't feel like doing it at the time, but want to come back. After returning to Mill Creek Summit, we scouted the road toward Pacifico. Steep, turns to dirt just past the road maintenance station and gated there. Bike tires sank into the soft dirt. Would require considerable effort. Also possible to ride to Round Top on this road system. Entire trip 5.5hr including all breaks and scouting detours.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2600 ft / 792 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Gear Used:||Bicycle|
| Gain on way in:||2600 ft / 792 m|
| Distance:||19.2 mi / 30.9 km|
| Start Trailhead:||3920 ft / 1194 m|
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