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Ascent of Switchback Mountain on 2012-09-02

Climber: Carry Porter

Others in Party:Nicholas B
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 2, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Switchback Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8321 ft / 2536 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked 9 miles on 9/1/12 to Cooney Lake. Freezing cold, because of a windstorm. Woke up and headed out on a lake exploration, before ascending Angel's Highway to the notch below Bigelow's north ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3521 ft / 1073 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3521 ft / 1073 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Cooney Lake, Angel's Hwy
    Start Trailhead:Crater Creek TH  4800 ft / 1463 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Sawtooth Slam (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Switchback Mountain2012-09-023521 ft / 1073 m
2Martin Peak2012-09-02479 ft / 146 m
3Cheops2012-09-02525 ft / 160 m
4Mount Bigelow2012-09-032080 ft / 634 m
Total Trip Gain: 6605 ft / 2013 m    Total Trip Loss: 6555 ft / 1998 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Carry Porter
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