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 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Reno, Nevada
Beacon Hill - Mirkwood LoopNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Sep 17 2019
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Hiking2.40 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   1.50 mph
500 ft AEG17 LBS Pack
 
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I recommend hiking this loop Counterclockwise.
Parking: N39° 18.758' W120° 23.353'
No water. One PortaJohn that was clean & stocked.

Trailhead approx .14 mile in a generally NE direction. N39° 18.758' W120° 23.353'
From where you parked, cross the road, cross the chain then walk toward the NE corner of the large parking area.
NO SIGNS MARKING THE BEGINNING OF THE TRAILHEAD.

The trail is well defined & shaded. Follow Thor Ski Trail signs to the plateau/summit.

Once you reach the plateau/summit, walk along the plateau in an Easterly direction for your best views of Summit Valley. You'll readily notice the top of a ski lift as you walk westerly past it & on the trail.

Stay on the trail until you reach a very old tree that has withstood the test of time (see photo). From this point as you continue hiking NW there is no trail, essentially you'll be chosing your own trail for about .16 miles B4 turning SW & beginning to descend down through the forest. After approx .17 miles you'll want to start bushwhacking in a SE direction until you come to the road. A short .18 mile hike along the road & you'll arrive at the place you parked your vehicle.
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average hiking speed 1.5 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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