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Ascent of Big Snow Mountain on 2016-08-28

Climber: Nick Magill

Date:Sunday, August 28, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Snow Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6680 ft / 2036 m

Ascent Trip Report

We followed an old forest road that leads past Goldmeyr Hot Springs to get into the Hardscrabble Basin. All in all a pretty strait forward hike, despite the trail being faint in places. From hardscrabble we went strait north up the granite faces of the basin, which I do not recommend. Route finding here was challenging and the scrambling was loose and exposed in places. Bushwhacking was also a problem. From the top of the cirque we followed a ridge up to the summit and descended the standard route that goes behind the mountain to the north and avoids the bushy scramble sections.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:3
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Hardscrabble Lakes
Descent Statistics



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