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Ascent of First Thought Mountain on 2013-04-06

Climber: Ken Russell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:First Thought Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:3965 ft / 1208 m

Ascent Trip Report

Blocked by a downed tree at about 2900 ft where the road zigzags around the private homestead. I left my car parked there, out of the way, and no one messed with it. From there on up, there were numerous trees down. Some snow patches near the top but the summit was snowfree. I tagged three distinct highpoints and I couldn't tell which was highest. The old lookout site at the south end of the ridge has the best views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1225 ft / 372 m
    Extra Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:road
    Trailhead:2900 ft / 883 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Overcast



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