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Ascent of Tonga Ridge on 2018-08-23

Climber: Susan Shih

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 23, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tonga Ridge
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5596 ft / 1705 m

Ascent Trip Report

Summitted after summitting Mount Sawyer. Went back to the Tonga Ridge trail and followed for about 1/4 mile and then left the trail for the ridge between the 2 peaks. Fairly easy bushwack mostly along the crest of the ridge to reach the summmit. Views would have been better if not for the smoke haze although much better than the last few days. Actually air felt good to breathe. Many berries, but not as many as on the way to Mount Sawyer.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Tonga Ridge TH
Descent Statistics



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