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Why Not

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3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,583' 483 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,029' 2,752 m
Low: 7,445' 2,269 m

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Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A non-stop, zero respite climb to a major trail intersection.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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If you decide to hike this trail from bottom to top you'll probably be asking yourself "Why?" instead of "Why Not?"... Why Not is a relentless doubletrack ascent with little shelter from the summer sun.

Be on the lookout for service vehicles, as this road is their main artery up and down the mountain.

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Oct 8, 2018
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