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Ascent of Badger Mountain on 2015-02-15

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Tanya Roton
Date:Sunday, February 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Badger Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:1590 ft / 484 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Private Outing***

While in Richland visiting my grandma on Tanya and my 7th Anniversary, Tanya and I head south while the old girl naps to grab a couple nearby peaks. Badger Mtn is a nice little peak rising up above town; it seems locals use it as a conditioning hill judging by the full parking lot at the West End Trail head and the several dozen people up there enjoying the nice and cool sunny day.

Tanya and I took the road, rather than the Skyline Trail, right on up to the radio tower set on the high point. Maybe a couple of miles round trip with a few hundred feet of gain. Really nice 360 degree views up there of the Colombia Basin with the Colombia and Yakima Rivers carving there way southeast across the basin. Vineyards all over the place; with the Goose Ridge vineyard sharing the south side of Badger.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes



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