Ascent to Ozette Island High Point-Flattery Rocks on 2015-08-20

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Becca Romig
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Ozette Island High Point - Flattery Rocks
    Elevation:0 ft / 0 m
    Remaining Elevation:223 ft / 67 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

So, what do you do when you are hiking the Ozette Loop with the most awesome, adventurous person I know? Answer: attempt a WA island high point together!

Becca and I had a nice low tide from our camp at Cape Alava, so we set out about 2 hours before high tide to try this one. We got about 1/3 of the way out there without ever encountering water that went above our knees, but we chickened out because of the slow pace through the wet seaweed, deepening water, colder weather, and fear of what looked like a deeper channel ahead. We turned back with at least an hour to go before low tide, but it just wasn't right. I would try this one again with a nice negative low tide and really warm weather so that if you had to swim a little you could do it. Also, a waterproof bag for the iPhone and GPS would have been helpful. It can probably be done, just by somebody with more cajones than us!
Summary Total Data
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Low Tide Pools
    Start Trailhead:0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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