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Ascent of Kelly Mountain-Northwest Summit on 2015-10-25

Climber: Charlie Creason

Others in Party:Lori Creason
Date:Sunday, October 25, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kelly Mountain-Northwest Summit
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:6664 ft / 2031 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove to the Y parking area above Kelly Canyon Ski Resort. Took gated road to radio towers and then southwest toward ski area. Cut cross country to secondary ridge to the south of the ski area and toward the high point. Cut an ATV track along the ridge to the highpoint area. Rummaged around a bit to find the highest rock in the brush and had lunch. On return, passed a couple of joggers that were enjoying the fall afternoon. Returned to the jeep heading north going cross country west of the radio towers and cut another road back to the parking area. This area has lots of roads/trails that are somewhat confusing, but on closer study, could make it an easy hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:414 ft / 126 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Cool Fall Day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:414 ft / 126 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.4 km
    Route:Road from Parking Area at the Y
    Start Trailhead:Y Parking Area  6250 ft / 1905 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Time:55 Minutes



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