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Ascent of Mount Margaret-South Peak on 2006-06-11

Climber: Jan Peter Eklund

Others in Party:Emma-blue
Date:Sunday, June 11, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Margaret-South Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5480 ft / 1670 m

Ascent Trip Report

First trip of the season in my new home Seattle. Got a late start and took a wrong turn on some fire road, so was running behind schedule. I hiked up through some scrubby replanted clearcut, losing the trail a few times, but eventually made it into mature forest zone. Snowline was somewhere around 4500'inside the trees. Pitched tent ate some dinner and enjoyed the solitude. Sunday was sunny and warm, we packed up and walked along the snowfields skirting the ridge - pretty open along the top with a great view down into Margaret Lake. I recall finding a old rusted out dirt bike. Scrambled up to the South Peak and took in the view, basking in the sun. Headed down and glissaded along the hard packed snow till we hit the forest and the trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1780 ft / 542 m
    Trailhead:3700 ft / 1127 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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