Ascent of Mine Peak on 2014-12-12

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:Larry Edmonds
Date:Friday, December 12, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mine Peak
    Elevation:1850 ft / 563 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the third peak of the day. We turned off SR-2 at the West Dolomite Mine Trail sign. Followed the dirt/off-road until we reached a T intersection. Turned left towards the mine. As you get closer to the mine, you will need 4wd. Otherwise park near the intersection, it wont add too much mileage to the hike. I parked at a lower parking area as there were two vehicles parked closer to the mine. I didn't know if I would be able to park and/or turn around. What's hiking another tenth of a mile? We started hiking from the mine remnants along an old road. The old road quickly does a few switchbacks as well as shrink to a use trail. After a little while we were just XC up to the summit. The views from the summit are great. Took plenty of pictures including the "mine" benchmark. We signed the register. As daylight was waning (especially due to the storms to the west), we didn't stay too long. We explored a different route back. I was different not necessarily better.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:739 ft / 224 m
    Extra Gain:45 ft / 13 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Trailhead:West Dolomite Mine  1201 ft / 366 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:41 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:41 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Borrego Mine 2014

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Borrego Mountain2014-12-12707 ft / 215 m
2Borrego Mountain-East Butte2014-12-121044 ft / 318 m
3Q579 Benchmark2014-12-12 
4Mine Peak2014-12-12739 ft / 225 m
Total Trip Gain: 2490 ft / 758 m    Total Trip Loss: 2490 ft / 758 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Wick
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