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Ascent of Hamilton Mountain on 2015-01-17

Climber: Ryan Kusche

Others in Party:Kirah Aldinger-Gibson
Date:Saturday, January 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hamilton Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2438 ft / 743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Very wet day in the PNW. Stopped to view waterfalls on way up. Much mud and water on trail. Became stormier as we approached cliffs. Clouds blowing enough to catch glimpses of valley and rock faces. Second half of ascent was mostly in a trail bed of 2-4 inches of water. Got to summit and only stuck around for a second. Was contemplating doing loop back through creek valley but wasn't in the mood. Explored rock crag lower down despite weather.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2579 ft / 785 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2579 ft / 785 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2315 ft / 705 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2051 ft / 626 m; Extra: 264 ft / 80m
    Loss on way in:264 ft / 80 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Start Trailhead:Little Beacon Rock TH  387 ft / 117 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2315 ft / 705 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2051 ft / 626 m; Extra: 264 ft / 80m
    Gain on way out:264 ft / 80 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    End Trailhead:387 ft / 117 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ryan Kusche
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