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Ascent of Anderson Island High Point on 2011-04-09

Climber: Craig Willis

Date:Saturday, April 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Anderson Island High Point
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:300 ft / 91 m

Ascent Trip Report

The good news is the island highpoint is only a short five-minute drive from the ferry, only requires a very small distance for bushwhacking, and only three houses and one water tower are in the general area.

The bad news is what bushwhacking is needed is thick, nasty, and annoying... the type that can make a lot of noise and draw attention. I found two ant hills, one near the northeast corner of Matthews Way and Paine Road, and one I accidentally stumbled upon nearby in the bushwhack.

I walked Paine Road between Matthews Way and Suncrest Drive; the ground seemed higher closer towards Matthews Way. However, I could not determine near there if the west side or east side of Paine Road was higher, so I bushwhacked on both sides. Maps show the highest point northeast of the Matthews Way/ Paine Road intersection, despite the contour also being slightly on the northest side of that intersection.

This might be private property, but I found no fences or signs at the highpoint contender locations. There were no people around to ask, either.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear



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