Ascent of Rattlesnake Mountain on 2014-01-27

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, January 27, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rattlesnake Mountain
    Elevation:3480 ft / 1060 m

Ascent Trip Report

Of note for the peakbagging uber-geeks out there, this peak connected my main glob of P2ks to a blob that I had on that cool map that was put together by some of the legenday peakbaggers before me. My main glob was Lookout, Anderson, Lyman, Silo, Round, & Pilchuck which needed Rattlesnake to connect it to my blob consisting of Crystal, McDonald, Amabilis, and Red. If at this point, you are thinking "awesome, but what does it all mean?" you should go to, click on "prominence" and download yourself a WA P2k map, or any other state for that matter. You just use Paint to fill in the prominence cells. It becomes addictive. My home cell finally contains my home (Lower Queen Anne, Seattle) - hooray! Now all I need is summer to arrive so I can get some good P2ks instead of these easy front country P2ks.

**GPS track note: When you look at the GPS track, you will note that it only goes one way, and that way is down. When I was about half way up the mountain, I pulled out my GPS to get an idea of how much farther and it showed that I was at 976 ft and off the side of the mountain somewhere. I knew that this was wrong as the trailhead was at 700-something ft and I had been walking for 45 minutes. Surely I had covered more than 300 ft. Naturally, I had. I was around 2,700 ft when I encountered this. My GPS had me all over the place, even on the summit. I turned it off for a minute on top and then back on. For the descent, it worked great, showing an accurate location and elevation. Damn technology... So, here you have it, a 1 way GPS track. Now, you will absolutely not need this track to get up this peak. The navigation challenge is near zero. I just run the GPS because I think the tracks are cool, and I love my stats.

9.5 mi round trip
3.6 mph moving avg
2h 38m moving time
16m stopped

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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2560 ft / 780 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2560 ft / 780 m
    Route:Rattlesnake Mtn Trail
    Trailhead:920 ft / 280 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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