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Ascent of Second Burroughs Mountain on 2013-08-11

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:David Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 11, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Second Burroughs Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7402 ft / 2256 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trails up the burroughs are well marked and well defined. After the first burrough and on the way to the second, we saw 34 mountain goats off the trail. After enjoying them we headed up to the peak of the second burrough and then sat on the peak chair. We spotted the herd path to the third Burrough and realized we could turn the hike into something giving us a good view of the glaciers coming up when we climb Rainier in 2 days so we headed down to it. We thought that spending some time up near 8,000 feet would help get the FL blood acclimated to the altitude.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:296 ft / 90 m
    Total Elevation Loss:382 ft / 116 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds
55F and fog being swept up from the valley all around but clear too
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:296 ft / 90 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Burroughs Trail
    Start Trailhead:saddle between 1st and 2nd Burroughs  7106 ft / 2165 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:382 ft / 116 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Herd Trail to 3rd Burroughs
    End Trailhead:saddle between 2nd and 3rd Burroughs  7020 ft / 2139 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Burroughs

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1First Burroughs Mountain2013-08-11 a790 ft / 241 m
2Second Burroughs Mountain2013-08-11 b296 ft / 90 m
3Burroughs Mountain2013-08-11 c808 ft / 246 m
4Second Burroughs Mountain2013-08-11 d456 ft / 139 m
Total Trip Gain: 2350 ft / 716 m    Total Trip Loss: 2350 ft / 716 m



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