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Ascent of Gove Peak on 2014-05-07

Climber: Kevin DeFields

Others in Party:Julie Myer
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gove Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5310 ft / 1618 m

Ascent Trip Report

Courtesy of Julie Myer:

Left park entrance at 8:30 a.m. on mountain bikes. Left trail just prior to it dropping down to Green Lake and bearing of 131. Went left around first rock cliff at 3,700, and then left around second rock and then immediately up onto minor ridge before heading into gulley. First encountered snow patches at 4,000', full snow travel at approximately 4400'. Followed south bearing to ridge. Straight forward on the ridge...no cornices; found the two trees you have to squeeze between. Summited at 1:50 a.m. Equipment: Ice axe, snowshoes, helmet. Did not use snowshoes, although we probably could have in some of the upper, open sections, but it did not seem to be worth the time to put them on. Back to cars at 5:50 p.m. in a light drizzle.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3550 ft / 1082 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Bicycle, Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3550 ft / 1082 m
    Route:Green Lake Trail
    Trailhead:Old Carbon River Ranger Station  1760 ft / 536 m
Descent Statistics



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