Ascent of Mount Wow on 2016-04-17

Climber: George Burgess

Date:Sunday, April 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Wow
    Elevation:6040 ft / 1840 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed 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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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Burgess
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