Ascent of Calico Peak on 2016-01-23

Climber: Jay Smith

Others in Party:Jim Green
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Calico Peak
    Elevation:4542 ft / 1384 m

Ascent Trip Report

The three of us followed Doran Scenic Drive through scenic Odessa Canyon for about 2.5 miles before heading up the main road past the gate to the summit. Most of the elevation gain occurred in the last mile and a half. Although the summit area is not the most aesthetically pleasing, due to the presence of communications towers, the views are top notch. On the return trip we opted to continue on the scenic drive loop, which added a couple miles and a bit more elevation gain to the hike. Another good day on the trail.
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Looking northeast from the summit of Calico Peak. (2016-01-23). Photo by Jay Smith.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2632 ft / 802 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2632 ft / 802 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.5 mi / 18.5 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
cloudy and rather windy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2382 ft / 726 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Start Trailhead:2160 ft / 658 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2632 ft / 802 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2382 ft / 726 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Gain on way out:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    End Trailhead:2160 ft / 658 m

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