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Ascent of Snoqualmie Mountain on 2012-02-15

Climber: Chad Straub

Others in Party:Scott
Maverick(k9)
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Snoqualmie Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6278 ft / 1913 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started this hike under solid overcast skies, trekking up and into the thick fog as it swirled in and out of the Alpental valley. Less than 500 ft below summit, we broke through the cloud ceiling and were greeted with dozens of snow-capped peaks poking through an ocean of clouds.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3178 ft / 969 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Unofficial Trail
    Trailhead:Alpental Lot  3100 ft / 944 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes



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