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Ascent of Mount Persis on 2012-07-14

Climber: Jeff Crow

Others in Party:John Detrick
Date:Saturday, July 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Persis
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5464 ft / 1665 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove to Hwy 2 & turned off up rough 4x4 road to TH. Trail distinct but overgrown, very steep and steady uphill with few level spots. Encountered foggy conditions, near white out for a brief period then popped out of clouds about the time we encountered steady snow near 4400'. Snow travel and route finding skills necessary on snow to summit area. Summit and 1 summit campsite melted out. A sleety'ish rain mixture started for about an hour on the way down. Engineering flagging tape markers are deteriorating fast & needs to be reflagged.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Clear @ summit, white out 4000'
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 



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