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Ascent of Silver Peak on 2011-11-02

Climber: Chad Straub

Others in Party:Maverick(k9)
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Silver Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5605 ft / 1708 m

Ascent Trip Report

Having missed out on any satisfying views and my planned third summit on Monday, Maverick and I again set out down rd 9070. From the PCT junction it was a quick 30 minute run up to the Silver/Tinkham saddle, then North toward Silver Peak. There was quite a lot of water on the trail, most of which had frozen over the night before. The day was fairly clear, with a high ceiling of patchy clouds, but unbelievably windy. The route to Summit being mostly exposed, at times it was difficult to stay standing, and occasionally the heavy winds boosted me right up along my way. After a quick break and a fat kids energy bar, we hauled ass down and towards Abiel Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1905 ft / 580 m
    Total Elevation Loss:645 ft / 196 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Very Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1905 ft / 580 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:PCT
    Start Trailhead:Windy Pass  3700 ft / 1127 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:645 ft / 196 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    End Trailhead:Saddle to Abiel Peak  4960 ft / 1511 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Silver Peak to Abiel Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Silver Peak2011-11-021905 ft / 581 m
2Abiel Peak2011-11-02405 ft / 123 m
Total Trip Gain: 2310 ft / 704 m    Total Trip Loss: 2310 ft / 704 m



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