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Ascent of Walville Peak on 2008-11-03

Climber: Edward Earl

Date:Monday, November 3, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Walville Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2417 ft / 736 m

Ascent Trip Report

From WA-6, at virtual mile 21.6, which is immediately W of a 20 mph jig over a bridge, I turned N on a gravel logging road. Call this point mile 0.0. There are many side roads, but I stayed on the main road, which is OK for any street-legal vehicle. At 5.2 miles I went L at a fork, following a sign that said RCP2000. At 5.9 miles I went L at another fork, where the R fork is identified as RCP2040. At 6.7 miles I went R at a junction. At 7.2 miles I went R at a fork where the L branch is identified by a brown post as HM3300. At 7.6 miles I went R at a fork where the L branch is identified by a brown post as HM3500. Up to this point, the road has been OK for any street-legal vehicle, but from here a vehicle without high clearance may have trouble. My Nissan pickup, which has high cleanance but no 4WD, did OK. At 7.8 miles the road ends at a small grassy clearing. A muddy jeep two-track, which I used as a turnaround but did not otherwise try to drive, heads into the woods on the R.

I hiked up the two-track just 100' until it ended near a thicket which harbored the bench mark under a small collapsed wooden structure. The highest ground could be any of several stumps/outcrops in and near the thicket.

About 150' W of the BM is a 100' tall metal tower that may still be under construction. Its purpose is not yet evident, as it has neither a lookout cab nor radio gear.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0.1 km
    Trailhead:2402 ft / 732 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Minutes



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