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Ascent of Mount High-G on 2019-03-17

Climber: Fred Beavon

Date:Sunday, March 17, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount High-G
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:720 ft / 219 m

Ascent Trip Report

The quickest access to Mount High-G is to park at Pass Lake and follow the Pass Lake Loop Trail that circles Point 504': https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7047757/pass-lake-loop. At some point descend into a ravine and simply head up. There was one viewpoint on the way up over to the spit to Reservation Head. Upon reaching Point 713', one must also traipse over to the other closed contour at the same elevation to be certain of reaching the true summit. But that's easy to do and there's little brush.

Found an arrow up there that's now in my garage. It looks deadly what with a blade opening up near the point, like the following: https://www.ebay.com/b/Rage-Bow-Hunting-Archery-Points-Arrowheads/36096/bn_73351337

On the descent, I ran into and followed an old caterpillar track until it started going to the northwest and I wanted to head south near to where I ascended. Back in the ravine, a bit further to the west now, I ran into what appeared to be the same caterpillar track. So, following those tracks up would probably make for a more brush free ascent. Just leave the tracks wherever it looks best and head up to the summit.

Had an expensive lesson in returning to the car. Learned my lifetime senior America the Beautiful Pass doesn't cover Washington State Parks. There was a $99 ticket on my windshield. Ugh! To park at Pass Lake, a Discover Pass is required, as stated by the signs. There are other places to park to avoid needing a Discover Pass, though they are not as convenient.
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