Ascent of Mount Walker on 2014-12-23

Climber: Nate B

Others in Party:Daughter
Date:Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Walker
    Elevation:2804 ft / 854 m

Ascent Trip Report

First mountain ascent for my five year old daughter. Forest road 2730 was closed for winter so we parked at entrance and walked the extra 300 yards or so to the TH. it drizzled the entire hike which was unpleasant but left us with a virtually empty mountain which was nice, including no cars at summit due to road closure. The trail covers 2,000 feet in two miles so it was a pretty demanding first mountain summit for my daughter, nevertheless, we made it in an hour and a half with me carrying her for less then a mile the way up. Views were very limited but we had the summit to ourselves. No wildlife save a few birds. Will have to drive up on a clear day to see what we missed.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2004 ft / 610 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2004 ft / 610 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Rained throughout, mostly whiteout
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2004 ft / 610 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Start Trailhead:Forest road 2730 main gate  800 ft / 243 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2004 ft / 610 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    End Trailhead:800 ft / 243 m
    Time:50 Minutes

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