Ascent of Bare Mountain on 2015-04-05

Climber: Matt Kurjanowicz

Others in Party:Kurt Zimmers
Diana Yuen
Date:Sunday, April 5, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bare Mountain
    Elevation:5353 ft / 1631 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easter Sunday brought me and amazing friends to Creation. Diana, Kurt, and I started out the day with an ambitious plan - gain Bare mountain and then do some ridge running to Canoe and Lennox mountains.

The climb to Bare mountain was uneventful. We hit consistent, slippery snow at about 4400 feet and microspikes became quite helpful. Bare was an old fire lookout, and the views from the top are stunning. Bellevue, Seattle, and the Sound to the west, glaciers north and south, and the Cascades to the East.

Our original plan for the day was to hike to the top of Bare mountain and maybe find some old mine adits in the area. It turns out that was the writing on the wall.

I feel blessed that I was able to spend a beautiful day in wonderful country with good people.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3263 ft / 994 m
    Total Elevation Loss:460 ft / 140 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.3 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3263 ft / 994 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Start Trailhead:Bare Mountain Trailhead  2090 ft / 637 m
    Time:3 Hours 16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:460 ft / 140 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    End Trailhead:Canoe Pk Saddle  4893 ft / 1491 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Bare Mountain & Canoe Peak (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
 (Attempt) Canoe Peak2015-04-05626 ft / 191 m
1Bare Mountain2015-04-053263 ft / 995 m
Total Trip Gain: 3889 ft / 1186 m    Total Trip Loss: 3796 ft / 1157 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matt Kurjanowicz
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