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Ascent to Canoe Peak-Ridge W of Canoe Peak on 2015-04-05

Climber: Matt Kurjanowicz

Others in Party:Diana Yuen -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Kurt Zimmers
Date:Sunday, April 5, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Canoe Peak - Ridge W of Canoe Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5120 ft / 1560 m
    Remaining Elevation:586 ft / 179 m (53% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

After lunch on Bare, we descended from Bare and headed toward Canoe peak. The ridge line proved impassible for our comfort level so we ducked north into the basin below the ridge. We poked around and found the scree impassible at several points. The rocks we thought were relatively small turned out to be car-sized boulders and there was not enough snow to fill in the gaps. The limited snow made travel a bit tricky and our party was uncomfortable with the exposure.

Turning around from the basin route, we were able to access the ridge a bit further west from where we left it, but as it was already getting to be quite late and weather was rolling in we did not progress further and instead turned around.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:626 ft / 190 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3336 ft / 1016 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:526 ft / 160 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 240 ft / 73 m; Extra: 286 ft / 87m
    Loss on way in:286 ft / 87 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Start Trailhead:4880 ft / 1487 m
    Time:1 Hours 59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3050 ft / 929 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2950 ft / 899 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    End Trailhead:2170 ft / 661 m
    Time:2 Hours 41 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Bare Mountain & Canoe Peak (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 (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



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