Ascent of Hamilton Mountain on 2021-04-03

Climber: Nancy Lloyd

Date:Saturday, April 3, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hamilton Mountain
    Elevation:2438 ft / 743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mazama club party of 8 hike starting at Equestrian trailhead in Beacon Rock State Park. Did 13 mile loop to Hamilton Mtn and then Hardy Ridge. Backtracked from Hamilton Mtn summit and took Don's Cutoff to Upper Hardy Ridge trail north and connected to Bridge Trail, then to East Hardy Ridge trail and north to the summit known as Phlox Point. Returned to cars via West Hardy Ridge and Equestrian trails. Cumulative elevation gain: 3,000'.

Nice, calm overcast day with good visibility. Few other parties, avoided Hamilton Mtn crowds. Trails in good shape, with good signage at junctions. Several large but easily negotiated snow patches along the ridge to Phlox Point. This section may be hard to follow in full foliage.
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On Hamilton Mountain summit (2021-04-03). Photo by Nancy Lloyd.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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