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Ascent of Laird Peak on 2018-03-09

Climber: Craig Johnson

Others in Party:Pat Johnson
Date:Friday, March 9, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Laird Peak
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:6906 ft / 2104 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the plowed pullout on Hwy 85 at the top of O'Neil Pass. Was a very short snowshoe hike, with a few fences to cross over. Our route kind of paralleled snowmobile trail 4 which comes up out of Trailshead Lodge, so there was a bit of traffic up there on a Friday. From the car, you have to cross a fence just North of the road, then we followed random snowmobile tracks towards Laird Peak. Very short hike, maybe a half mile or so. There was a gate open for the snowmobile trail, so we took that to avoid having to climb over another fence. There is a Forest Service marker post at the top. We managed to spend an hour and a half in the area, eating lunch and trying to get some views through the trees. A lot of trees on top, so hard to see much.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Start Trailhead:Hwy 85 at O'Neil Pass  
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes



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