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Ascent of Blue Mountain on 2014-03-22

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Edward Earl
Date:Saturday, March 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Blue Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:3080 ft / 938 m

Ascent Trip Report

We were expecting a mostly dry road walk due to the elevation and time of year. But the road was 100% snow covered starting five minutes above the parking area. We should have brought out skis, since we were postholing for a good part of the way.

In summer this would be a trivial hike. The highest point is east of the radio tower in the woods.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1366 ft / 415 m
    Extra Gain:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:Logging Road
    Trailhead:Olney Pass  2034 ft / 619 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes



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