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Ascent to Mount Si-Base of Haystack on 2013-01-23

Climber: Chad Straub

Others in Party:Steffy
Automahn(k9)
Date:Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Si - Base of Haystack
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:3960 ft / 1207 m
    Remaining Elevation:207 ft / 63 m (24% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up with Steffy for her first time. We started early so we could be off the mountain before the rain that was forecast after 11 am. Clear views from the summit to Kaleetan Peak, Mount Lindsay, and to Seattle, but Tahoma and the Olympics were obscured by clouds. I chose not to make the final scramble as we could see rain clouds fast approaching from the west.

Snow began to fall as we left the top, rain was off and on under 3500 feet. Snow on the trail after 3 miles, steady after 3.5.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:660 ft / 202 m
    Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route:New Trail
    Trailhead:Trailhead  3300 ft / 1005 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 20 Minutes



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