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Ascent of Mount Maude on 2019-06-15

Climber: Ian Templeton

Date:Saturday, June 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Maude
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:9040 ft / 2755 m

Ascent Trip Report

GPS track - https://www.gaiagps.com/public/pH3RB99DXeO7t6zF9XbGw5Mc
Creek crossing along Phelps creek trail are flooding their banks. Took our boots off to ford box creek Friday morning at 830am. Water was almost to my knees. Handful of blowdowns along the trails, nothing challenging to get around.
Leroy Basin camp is pretty much melted out with a number of great spots totally dry.
Used only poles for 7FJ.
Used axe and crampons for a high traverse to Maude's SW ridge.
Maximum trail karma could be earned by someone with a chainsaw as there are a couple trees down along the road. They're passable. It would be much better if each blowdown was trimmed back 6 feet or more. Wouldn't be more than an hour of easy cutting.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Tent Camp



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