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Ascent of Goose Egg Mountain on 2019-05-24

Climber: Adam Wilson

Date:Friday, May 24, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Goose Egg Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4566 ft / 1391 m

Ascent Trip Report

Gorgeous evening summit run with the dogs.

I started at the unmarked campsite off FR 711, and bushwacked NE to join the main south-western ridge; from there is a straightforward walk to the summit with only minimal route finding required. The slopes do get steep at times and the route is a mix of lovely rocky steps and some very loose dirt/dust. The summit is surrounded by some very lovely meadows and a few trees, and there's a very satisfying knob of rock at the peak itself.

Signed the log at the summit, soaked up the evening light over Rimrock lake, hung out for a bit and watched some elk graze in the meadows below with my binos, then walked over to the north side of the mountain and looked across the way to the Westfall Rocks. There are almost always mountain goats there, and they didn't disappoint this evening.

Tested my new Salomon XPs by moving as quick as I could down the mountain. I'm a long way from a trail-runner, but scooting down the mountain was definitely more enjoyable in the runners than in my normal Scrapa Zodiacs.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1616 ft / 492 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1616 ft / 492 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.1 mi / 4.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Lovely fluffy clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1616 ft / 492 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.5 km
    Route:south-western ridge
    Start Trailhead:FR 711  2950 ft / 899 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1616 ft / 492 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.5 km
    Route:western ridge
    End Trailhead:FR 711  2950 ft / 899 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Adam Wilson
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