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Ascent of Three Fingers on 2008-09-11

Climber: Timm Lovitt

Others in Party:Smithrock
Date:Thursday, September 11, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Three Fingers
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6850 ft / 2087 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day started out great, but clouds rolled in and out. Wore new socks and got a silver dollar sized blister on my heel about two miles in. Good thing it's only about 7 1/2 miles one way! The blister slowed me down a lot. Once we got pass tin can gap clouds pulled back away and the sun shine was nice. We got to the cabin, where we were planning on camping over night and there was a couple up there and a few more behind us. We thought we'd be the only ones up there, but apparently the cabin can sleep at least nine. Cold night but beautiful. Left early morning and back in time for lunch. Should have brought crampons and ice axe.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4500 ft / 1371 m
    Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Route:Standard
    Trailhead:2350 ft / 716 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2 or 3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Cool during day, cold at night with gusts of wind
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:8 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:4 Hours 



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