Ascent of Mount David on 2020-09-03

Climber: George Burgess

Date:Thursday, September 3, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount David
    Elevation:7420 ft / 2261 m

Ascent Trip Report

This mountain just keeps on coming at you. It isn't particularly difficult in any given part; after the first mile and a half or so, it ascends with a roughly constant gradient. The trail down low is a bit narrow and eroded in places, and getting a touch overgrown in some spots, but is mostly fine. The upper section ably navigates through scrambly rock via good solid paths, such that it never felt like an actual scramble to me. But man ... the up is truly non-stop, and there is a lot of it. It took me a couple hours more than I expected, and that was with me running most of the lower section of the trail. Leave some time for this big fella.

Views from the top are just phenomenal, with highlights including Glacier Peak, Sloan Peak, the Stuart Range, and tons more.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6191 ft / 1886 m
    Extra Gain:500 ft / 152 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.4 mi / 23.2 km
    Route:Mount David Trail
    Trailhead:Mount David Trailhead  2229 ft / 679 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Burgess
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