Packing up my Osprey Exos 38 for the overnight journey.

Packing up my Osprey Exos 38 for the overnight journey.

The register box at the Slide Mountain trailhead.

The register box at the Slide Mountain trailhead.

The obligatory selfie at the trail junction.

The obligatory selfie at the trail junction.

The hike up is along a fairly smooth path albeit it long and quite steep at times.

The hike up is along a fairly smooth path albeit it long and quite steep at times.

The hike up is along a fairly smooth path albeit it long and quite steep at times.

The hike up is along a fairly smooth path albeit it long and quite steep at times.

Stunning views on the way to the top.

Stunning views on the way to the top.

Stunning views on the way to the top.

Stunning views on the way to the top.

Officially hitting the summit of Slide Mountain.

Officially hitting the summit of Slide Mountain.

Google Earth map showing the path I took to the top of Slide Mountain.

Google Earth map showing the path I took to the top of Slide Mountain.

Garmin GPS Elevation Graph showing the Slide Mountain ascent.

Garmin GPS Elevation Graph showing the Slide Mountain ascent.

Date of Hike
Date October 7, 2016
Weather Conditions Sunny, Clear, Crisp (48°F – 60°F / 8.9°C – 15.6°C
Summit Slide – 4,180 ft / 1,274 m
Trailhead Overnight Parking Lot
Distance (Round Trip) 9.6 miles / 15.45 kilometers
Total Elevation Gain 1,780 feet / 543 meters
+ Highlights + Beautiful view from the summit
– Great wintertime camping possibilities
– Caveats – None