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Gordon Ridge/Anaconda - 5050'
Miles RT: Gain: Route/Trail:
9 3650' route
Map: GT - #110 Silverton
USGS - Mallardy Ridge
Season: winter
We parked just off the Mountain Loop Highway on at the gate on Rd. 4036.  We went right at the first fork and right again at a junction with Rd 4039.  At about 2500' we left the road and started uphill (north) to a 4000' saddle SW of the summit.  Steep hard snow to the NE stopped us 800' short of the top.  No views as the route is almost totally in the trees until just before the summit (or so I'm told).
  February 9, 2006      
Looking up from Rd 4039
Long Mountain  
Warm sun and hard snow
Forested slope  
Ice axe arrest practice
On the road home  
Route Map

Drive the Mountain Loop Highway east to Rd 4036 between Verlot and Silverton.  We found the road gated a hundred yards off the highway, so we parked out of the way, short of the gate.

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