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Ascent of Burnt Hill on 2010-04-04

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Jones
Date:Sunday, April 4, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Burnt Hill
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2560 ft / 780 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Happy Valley Road near 101 turn S at the 658 junction into the Johnson Creek drainage. Follow this past a DNR gate that seems to be usually open and unlocked. Continue to the fork at 1320' where there are gates on both roads. We parked here and walked the right fork. At 1880' the right turn on the map is more like a straight ahead as the left fork is severely overgrown. Continue on and the way is obvious. You'll switchback right at 2380' heading towards the summit and the road continues most of the way across the 2560+ contour even though the map shows it ending a bit earlier. The HP seemed to be a hair further S than I might have guessed by the shape of contour. The road HP is pretty easy to discern but the true HP is hard to find even by overgrown logging bump standards. Seems to be on the W side of the road near the road HP but I wouldn't swear to it. It's easy enough to get to the area and once there you can pick what you think is highest but you won't really know until the next time this hill is burnt. Another logging P1000 dumpster, hike at your own risk. Or bike since it would work well for that.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1280 ft / 390 m
    Extra Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Roadwalking to Infinity and Beyond
    Trailhead:DNR Gate 2  1320 ft / 402 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast



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