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Ascent of Lakeview Peak on 2020-11-26

Climber: James Barlow

Date:Thursday, November 26, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lakeview Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:3868 ft / 1178 m

Ascent Trip Report

Thanks to Daniel Mick for running a track for the approach drive which can often be the toughest part of peakbagging in logging country with its maze of roads designed for loggers and not peakbaggers. I parked near the Weyerhaeuser gate which indicates that a permit is required for any recreation and motorized travel is prohibited. I interpreted that as E-bikes allowed. Also it was thanksgiving so I assumed no permit enforcement today... I biked to the junction at 3217, which is as far as the loggers had plowed where their path went left and mine went right, so it saved a small amount of effort. As I ascended from there I immediately regretted leaving my snowshoes in the car thinking there would be less snow than Goat since it was lower. My mistake. I postholed to the summit from there, taking advantage of the sides of the road where snow was least deep. It was mid-shin at the worst, so not terrible, but snowshoes would have saved time and effort. It was cloudy so no views from the overlook near the high point but the highest ground was in the trees from what I could figure from trudging around. Register that Daniel mentioned was buried in snow and I didn’t look all that hard for it. I retraced my steps to the bike and enjoyed the short coast down to the car.
This peak is the definition of a dumpster dive in logging country: maze of logging roads to a viewless summit in second/third growth trees. Bleh... Prominence-seekers only. Its only redeeming quality is the lack of bushwhacking. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1036 ft / 315 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Bicycle, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1036 ft / 315 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:Logging Roads from south
    Start Trailhead:2832 ft / 863 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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