Ascent of Camano Island High Point on 2019-10-20

Climber: Jake Robinson

Others in Party:Sarah Montgomery -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, October 20, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Camano Island High Point
    Elevation:580 ft / 176 m

Ascent Trip Report

I've been thinking about doing this one for years, but always figured I'd save it for a crappy, rainy day in the off-season when nothing in the Cascades was good. With rain and wind in the forecast everywhere, conditions seemed to be perfect for an ascent of the mighty Camano Island Highpoint. Luckily, Sarah was interested in joining. Overall I think we hit the conditions perfectly for this one: the weather was bad, and there was plenty of wet brush to enjoy.

We visited Edward Earl's points 1, 3, and 5, and Brian McCarty's "new" points 1 and 2. James Barlow's track has Edward's points marked.

Edward's point 1: a stump next to the side of the road, right at the start of the private drive.
Edward's point 3: a shed next to the house on Windsun. The homeowner was home and gave us permission to walk around the shed. She was friendly and clearly had talked to other CoHPers. Sarah introduced us as "weird hikers" which I think is a perfect summary of peakbaggers in general, ha.
Edward's point 5: We parked on Dodge and bushwhacked south for a few hundred feet, tromping around and tagging every stump that seemed highest. No way to tell where the real highest ground was with all the thick vegetation. We visited the point James Barlow marked and a few others that looked high-ish and called it good.

Brian's point 1: from Edward's point 1 on Sequoia, we bushwhacked south a bit until we found Brian's stump. Private property, but thick enough brush that you're unlikely to be seen. Brian's track has it marked.
Brian's point 2: nobody was home, so we quickly crossed through the gap in the fence and across the yard into the clump of trees, bushwhacked around for a bit, and called it good.
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