Ascent of Goat Mountain on 2021-01-07
|Others in Party:||Sue Shih|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, January 7, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4778 ft / 1456 m|
Ascent Trip ReportExcellent winter destination on a clear day. I would not recommend an ascent without snow since much of the trip is on a logging road (until about 3500'). We hit snow at about 2600' and put on snowshoes at about 3600'. The snow conditions were taxing and slowed our progress. The effort was well worth the views! Spectacular. Baker looks so close. You can see the North and South Twin Sisters, Shuksan, North Cascades panorama, Glacier Peak, Mountain Loop Highway peaks, and the Olympics to the west.
The round trip distance is ~12 miles. It took us 10 hours car to car (~8:30am-6:30pm).
|Summary Total Data|
| Trailhead:||FS Road across from Grandy Lake Campground |
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Headlamp, Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Cold, Windy, Overcast|
Partly sunny to overcast with high clouds; no wind except on the summit
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