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Ascent of Mount Forgotten on 2014-07-10

Climber: Greg Chappell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, July 10, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Forgotten
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6005 ft / 1830 m

Ascent Trip Report

Successful solo attempt. Slept in my car at the base of the old Perry Road turnoff, and started hiking the abandoned trail at 6:45AM. The abandoned road approach starts at 1940ft, and has one fork before merging with the new trail (you want to take a left at the fork). Made reasonable time in my running shoes to the waterfall around 8:00AM, and hit the meadows by around 9:45. Snow started at 4900ft.

The hardest part of the climb, and my only moderate routefinding difficulty, was dropping from the meadow across the shoulder to the base of the climb; you want to stay close to the ridgeline, as dropping over to skier's right instead leads to cliffs and I had to re-ascend.

The scramble section was all just a semi-steep snowfield, with safe runout. Traversing the slopes on the approach of the climb was actually the hardest part as there was some exposed sections and hard snow.

Made the summit around 11:45AM; stayed for an hour, then was back to the car at 4:00PM.

I've now attempted via both the old trail and the new trail; the old trail is a bit faster (saving maybe 1 mile round-trip), and doesn't require a NW Forest Pass but also doesn't have a bathroom.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4865 ft / 1481 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Trailhead:1940 ft / 591 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:5 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 45 Minutes



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