Ascent of Burroughs Mountain on 2013-08-11
|Others in Party:||David Musser|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, August 11, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7828 ft / 2385 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was the best day climb we found in the 2 days we had to get used to the area before out Rainier climb. The weather was fairly good and we hoped for great views of Rainier. The herd trail is easy to follow at this time of year and only had one spot through a melting snow pack that was disrupted and slippery. The top has some nice rock features and was backdropped with some interesting fog being pushed straight up the valley with stong wings making for some great photos. Unfortunately, the fog blowing up from the lower valley partially blocked our views and we kept being teased with the views of Rainier and the mighty glaciers below. Nice hike. We had left earlier enough in the morning that we had all three Burroughs to ourself and we did not see any other hikers until we got back to the second Burrough. The solitude was welcome in that there is little solitude on these trails as the day moves on and the visitors center gets crazy busy.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||808 ft / 246 m|
| Distance:||1.6 mi / 2.6 km|
| Route:||Herd trail and snow packs|
| Trailhead:||saddle between 2nd and 3rd Burroughs 7020 ft / 2139 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
55F and fog being swept up from the valley all around but clear too
|Ascent Part of Trip: Burroughs|
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