Ascent of Sumas Mountain on 2020-12-05

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Becca Romig
Date:Saturday, December 5, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sumas Mountain
    Elevation:3430 ft / 1045 m

Ascent Trip Report

Becca knew my halfway point on the Washington P2k list was coming up and suggested we do this one together to celebrate the halfway point. I’m working the top 200 by prom list but likely won’t hit 100 before we move. Anyhow, it was a wonderful blue bird day out and we were treated to views of Baker, N/S Twin, and the Hwy 542 peaks as we ascended the road. The road is permanently blocked at our start point but 2wd accessible to that point. There are a number of places where the road has been trenched out but the local dirt bike community seems to keep the trenches manageable and they seem to mostly be for water flow not just anti-hiker barriers. It was a pleasant walk but may not be as enjoyable on a MTB. We looked around for the highest ground which seems to be a few places, some of which are in thick trees. There is a nice dirt bike trail to get you to the road on the west side and cell tower. Well worth it for Baker views by the cell tower fence and amazing Salish Sea views from the Olympic Range to Judge Howay and Robie Reid and everything in between. We miss going to Canada, damn plague... We thoroughly enjoyed this otherwise dumpster-class peak by finding good views for lunch. WA P2k 72/144. Thanks for a great hike babe! Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:925 ft / 281 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:925 ft / 281 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Start Trailhead:2505 ft / 763 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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