Ascent of Dock Butte on 2010-07-09
|Date:||Friday, July 9, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5239 ft / 1596 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI drove up close to the trailhead but was blocked by snow about 500 ft short. The parking lot for the TH still had about 2ft of snow. I found the TH for Blue Lake and followed some old foot prints down the trail. I soon realized the trail was actually going to Blue Lake, so I left the trail and climbed up the steep slope to the ridge line that leads to Dock Butte. The ridge was snow covered and I could see glimpses of Dock Butte in the distance through the trees. The snow was good to walk on and I made good progress roughly following where I thought the trail may be located. When I got to the saddle on the east side of the Dock Butte, the snow was off the ridge on the south south side and I noticed a climbers trail going up the ridge. I climbed directly up the east ridge to the summit. Great views of Mt Baker. I thought I could see climbers on the railroad grade. Maybe I was just anticipating my climb scheduled for next week.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1712 ft / 521 m|
| Distance:||3.8 mi / 6.1 km|
| Route:||Standard Route with variation|
| Trailhead:||3527 ft / 1075 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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