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Ascent of Guye Peak on 2012-05-02

Climber: Noel Howe

Date:Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Guye Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5168 ft / 1575 m

Ascent Trip Report

After hours scramble led my Robert. Also on the trip were Mark, Tom, Sean, Ken, and Monty. We started from Alpental parking lot at about 5:30pm, summited a couple hours later, and back at the cars around 8:45pm. Route was in great condition (cohesive, wet snow perfect for kicking steps and plunge-stepping), weather very cooperative, great views of all surrounding peaks including Highbox, Lundin, Tooth, Denny, Silver, Tinkham, etc. A very enjoyable evening scramble with a good group.

PS. There is a great camping spot (at least while there's snow on the ground) near the top -- would be good for a SIG overnight snow trip. Only potential shortcoming is whether there is a good spot to practice team arrest
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2100 ft / 640 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Trailhead:3068 ft / 935 m



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