Ascent of Amabilis Mountain on 2013-03-02

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, March 2, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Amabilis Mountain
    Elevation:4560 ft / 1389 m

Ascent Trip Report

Logging ascent from summit. First time logging a peak on my new smart phone. Incredible views in all directions.

Added later at home with GPX track:
I skipped a few switchbacks at the bottom and then again near the top and saved about 3+ miles total by doing so. My GPS showed 5 miles car to summit via roads, but my final stats showed only 7 miles round trip. From the summit, I could see clouds moving in from the west. I lucked out and the rain started when I was less than a quarter of a mile from the car on my return, perfect timing. This area is popular with cross country skiers and a few of them even ventured to the summit. With the amazing views, I can understand why they would go there. Also, I could clearly tell that I was east of the crest of the Cascades, out of the nice half of Washington and into the redneck half of the state. How, you ask? Semi-automatic gunfire ringing out from below numerous times on my ascent. I'm assuming that a quad or snowmobile was nearby and somebody was wearing camo and drinking cheap beer...

Snowshoe this one in the winter to avoid wasting a beautiful summer day up here. You can cut some switchbacks on snow that would likely be an unpleasant bushwhack most of the year. Alternatively, this peak seems to be a great contender for a mountain bike ascent based on the grade of the roads I walked on. Not sure how rocky they are underneath, but I would bet they ride quite nicely.

7.03 mi RT
2.3 mph moving avg
2h 59m moving time
Amabilis pictures
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2080 ft / 633 m
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2080 ft / 633 m
    Route:from west
    Start Trailhead:2480 ft / 755 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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