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Ascent of Mount Angeles on 1990-09-30

Climber: Joseph Hirniak

Date:Sunday, September 30, 1990
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Angeles
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5900 ft / 1798 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked from the roadside at about 4400' contour where there is a trail head along Hurricane Ridge Road. Steep trail up the side of the mountain. When I reached the ridge line of Klahane Ridge (c. 5900'), the trail ran out. I contoured towards Mt. Angeles, but soon found any route difficult to discern, let alone where the true summit was. Later I found out that I missed the trail junction (to the left at about 5,300') which led to the base and standard route of Angeles. Oh well. Beautiful scenery.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1500 ft / 457 m
    Trailhead:4400 ft / 1341 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack



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