Ascent of Snoqualmie Mountain on 2011-12-17

Climber: Chad Straub

Others in Party:Maverick(k9)
Date:Saturday, December 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Snoqualmie Mountain
    Elevation:6278 ft / 1913 m

Ascent Trip Report

The snow started right away on this one, and so the alpental lot was packed with skiers and boarders. There are plenty of snowshoe tracks to follow out here, but be sure to pay close attention to your postion and bearing, as these tracks go all over and can easily send you down the wrong path. Only saw 7 people on this beautiful and surprisingly warm December Saturday. Made it to the summit by 12:30 and after watching a group ski down from cave ridge, I decided I had time to make a quick detour to finally catch an up close and personal glimpse of the phone booth. It was unfortunately buried by snow, or has finally fallen over the edge.

The way down was nice, as I was able to slide nearly halfway and plunge-step the rest. Back to the car right at sundown, making for a very satisfying day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3178 ft / 969 m
    Elevation Loss:1578 ft / 481 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3178 ft / 969 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Trailhead:Alpental Lot  3100 ft / 944 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1578 ft / 481 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Trailhead:Gully below Cave Ridge  4700 ft / 1432 m
    Time Down:35 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Snoqualmie Mtn to Cave Ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Snoqualmie Mountain2011-12-17
2Cave Ridge2011-12-13

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