Ascent of Mount Wow on 2016-04-17
|Date:||Sunday, April 17, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6040 ft / 1840 m|
Ascent Trip ReportClimbed with Eric Lee. We parked just before the end of the road, where a substantial dip stopped our car. The first couple hundred feet of bushwhacking are nasty, and there are occasional difficult parts, but mostly this was a fun ridge walk with just a little dose of scrambling, which transitioned into a very pleasant snow walk. The one big issue for me was that I lost my sunglasses at the very beginning of the climb, so I was battling the bright sun reflecting off the snow all through the upper portion. I used a balaclava to keep it out of my eyes, and raced from shade to shade, even walking a couple easy stretches with my eyes closed. The views from the top were, as advertised, some of the best in the Cascades. This mountain shouldn't be underestimated - it has a lot of climbing, a fair amount of 'schwacking, and a couple scramble moments, but the payoff in views is well worth it.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3000 ft / 913 m|
| Extra Gain:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Route:||Goat Creek|
| Trailhead:||Goat Creek Road 3440 ft / 1048 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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