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Ascent of Cedar Mountain on 2018-12-29

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Romig
Becca Romig
Date:Saturday, December 29, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cedar Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:900 ft / 274 m

Ascent Trip Report

While I haven’t been focusing too much on the “grid” where one hikes a peak each calendar day of the year across all years, I saw the opportunity to finish the month of December as I only had one day left after my luck at having a day off work on December 5th due to the passing of President Bush and MTB’d a local P1k under blue skies. At the time, I did not realize it filled in my next to last December day on the grid. After dropping Aidan off at the airport, Becca and I had spied this pleasant trail-accessible summit in a local county park, so we made our way out to the edge of the ‘burbs and parked at the Cedar Mountain TH. The forecast for the day was 100% chance of rain - it was accurate. In spite of forgetting her hiking shoes in our rush out the door to the airport, Becca was a champ and hiked this in Dansko shoes that normally see a lot of wear in the operating room, and not on a trail. We enjoyed a nice wet walk up the peak and along the Ridge Trail to Ridge Loop and back out, walking near the top of a bonus bump but not bothering to bushwhack the short distance to the summit as it has well under 300’ prom. Anyhow, this was a very nice trail system and must be nice for the people who live nearby to get out and walk in such a large area of forest and trails. In spite of the downpour, we saw one other hiker. Success - my December grid is now complete, my first month to have a P300 across all the years I have been peakbagging! I figured that with all the peakbagging I do, the grid will just fill itself in anyway. When the grid became a new feature about a year ago I already had 305 days complete. I am very thankful that Becca was up to do this in less than ideal footwear! Her feet stayed dry actually. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:373 ft / 113 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:373 ft / 113 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Start Trailhead:527 ft / 160 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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