Ascent of Medicine Mountain on 2016-02-18

Climber: Craig Johnson

Date:Thursday, February 18, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Medicine Mountain
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:6878 ft / 2096 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a fun peak. Came in from Reno Gulch, Hill City area, FR 303, and FR 297. Parked near the intersection. Short hike NW to the top. Only took an hour to get to the top. Great views in all directions. Medium amount of downed trees, not too bad. There is a fairly defined ridge you can go up. To get a longer hike, I went down the West side where I saw a road in a valley. So I ended up circumnavigating the W side of the S ridge around and back to the truck on the E side. Made a 3 hour hike out of it.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Start Trailhead:Near intersection of FR 303 and 297  
Descent Statistics

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