on Saturday I drove up to McCall, then about 30 miles east on Lick Creek Road, as far as the Secesh River. This is where the ICT crosses the road at Ponderosa Campground.
I mapped out an 11 mile stretch of Lick Creek Road, starting from the ICT, to the west up to the summit of Lick Creek Road. Elevation gain is about 2,400 feet.
walked 6 miles (3 x 2) Saturday evening, and found a free campsite with a fire ring! the campfire was more for entertainment value than for warmth. a campfire is way better than television any day!
on Sunday I walked the remaining 16 miles (8 x 2) up to the summit and back. The road was not terribly steep, it was just a steady grade uphill. I moved the car three times, each time walking up roughly an hour and then back.