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Ascent of Snoqualmie Mountain on 2011-09-04

Climber: Chad Straub

Others in Party:Maverick(k9)
Date:Sunday, September 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Snoqualmie Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6278 ft / 1913 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trail I chose starts as an old jeep trail on the north side of road 9040, just before the snow lake trailhead. After nearly half a mile of scrambling up a few mostly dried up creek beds under a dense canopy of brush, the trail opens up slightly but this is clearly not an officially maintained trail. Shortly after i reached a sign pointing to a very overgrown trail to Snow Lake to the west, and a talus field leading to Guye Peak to the east. I headed straight through and quickly hit the first of 2 false summits followed by a two to three hundred ft. scramble. From there I had my choice of a few partially shaded trails the rest of the 500 ft. or so to summit. Traded pics with a pair of hikers at the top, and headed east toward Lundin Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3178 ft / 969 m
    Elevation Loss:1178 ft / 359 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, 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 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1178 ft / 359 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:East Ridge/SE Face scramble
    Trailhead:Saddle to Cave Ridge  5100 ft / 1554 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Snoqualmie to Guye Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Snoqualmie Mountain2011-09-04
2Cave Ridge2011-09-04
3Guye Peak2011-09-04



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