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Ascent of Mount Ellinor on 2013-09-11

Climber: Fred Beavon

Date:Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ellinor
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5920 ft / 1804 m

Ascent Trip Report

A fun hike with my daughter, Cindy. I enjoyed seeing what the area looks like without snow, since there was snow everywhere on my first trip here on 5/3/90.

Wow. What a transformation in the scenery, without all the snow. It was obvious a tremendous amount of work had gone into constructing the trail. I almost missed the memorial plaque to volunteers Frank Heuston, Frank Maranville, and others, on a tree at a viewpoint, just a few steps off the trail.

We picked the perfect day with record high temperatures, but it was quite comfortable where we were.

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From http://www.seattleweatherblog.com/weather-records/september-scorcher-seattle-soars-to-93/:

September Scorcher: Seattle Soars to 93
Posted on September 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm

It’s official: Today was the third-warmest September day on record.

The high temperature at Sea-Tac sprang up to 93 degrees late this afternoon—a mark eclipsed at the airport just twice before in the month of September (Seattle hit 98 on Sept. 2, 1988 and 94 on Sept. 7, 1981). In the process, the city established a new record high temperature for the day, sailing past the previous Sept. 11 high of 87 degrees from 2009.

Today's high of 93 made for Seattle's third-warmest September day (along with days in 1979 and 1967). Numbers are from Sea-Tac Airport.


In addition, today tied for the warmest day in Seattle this year—we also reached 93 on June 30. The toasty late-summer heat was fueled by a thermal trough parked off the Washington coast and a massive dome of high pressure overhead.
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