Ascent of Turtleback Mountain on 2015-01-21

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Becca Romig
Date:Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Turtleback Mountain
    Elevation:1519 ft / 462 m

Ascent Trip Report

So, kind of on a whim, I invited Becca to join me for a day of adventure on Orcas Island. There is a preserve on the western half of the island that has a number of seemingly good hiking trails, so I figured, what better way to treat a lady to a nice day out and about! True summit is a few hundred yards off the trail. An overgrown road takes you about halfway there from the trail, then up and to the left. The descent track takes this road down. Made a loop hike out of it. The Turtleback Mountain Preserve is wonderful and the trails are well maintained. A perfect counterpart to the beautiful Moran State Park also on Orcas! Well worth the trip!! Saw 4 bald eagles just after the hike along Crow Valley Rd. One of the best days out and about in Washington in the winter!! Pics

6.94 mi
3 hrs car-to-car
2.8 mph moving avg
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1519 ft / 462 m
    Total Elevation Loss:120 ft / 36 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1519 ft / 462 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1399 ft / 426 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Loss on way in:120 ft / 36 m
    Route:Raven Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:120 ft / 36 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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