Ascent of Haner Mountain on 2013-11-20

Climber: Grant Myers

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Haner Mountain
    Elevation:3087 ft / 940 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did this as an 'after work' hike. Went up at fairly fast pace reaching the top in exactly 2 hours, half hour before sunset. Beautiful light on Baker & Twin Sisters which were pure white with snow. I had only a dusting of snow at the top though it was quite cold, perhaps 20 deg.F.
Started down, taking lots of pictures with a nice sunset over San Juan Islands and Olympic mountains & Glacier Peak. Nice after-sunset views to Lake Whatcom & Bellingham along the flat stretch. Used a headlamp the last 20 minutes, my 4th trip on this one as a sunset hike. Great conditioner & I like having sun a good part of the way up. The clearcuts & powerlines are a big negative though.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2700 ft / 822 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Trailhead:387 ft / 117 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Frigid, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 50 Minutes

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