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Ascent of Poo Poo Point on 2016-07-02

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Hamid N. from work called me and joined me for this particular hike
Date:Saturday, July 2, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Poo Poo Point
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:1820 ft / 554 m

Ascent Trip Report

We could not park at the official TH as the weekend of 4th of July and at 2PM it was packed. SO we parked 0.6 Miles to the north in a small public park and walked to the TH (thus the additional miles hiked on this route). Hamid N from our seattle office called and lived nearby and wanted to join me for the hike. We got to know his personal history and talk about the local hikes in the area. I had already done 15 miles before this hike (mount Si and little Si) plus another 4 miles the night before so this was going to put me over 20 miles for the day.

This hike is the hike where you get to see a lot of paragliders. It has some nice woods to enjoy on the way up and two clearings to view the cities below and enjoy watching the paragliders launch from. These big grassy areas were full of people sitting out relaxing and chilling, some drinking wine!. For the first time today, my legs were tired enough that I actually stopped and smiled the roses some. My hiking companion told me about his life story and how he left Iran after the revolution and how he was ambushed and injured in the Iran- Iraq war. At the "summit" is actually, technically, a small peak along the side of the hill (more of small knob) but the place where the gliders have a fixed launch.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1620 ft / 493 m
    Total Elevation Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Grade/Class:1, 1+
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1600 ft / 487 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1580 ft / 481 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Chirico Trail
    Start Trailhead:Park on Issaquah - Hobart Road  240 ft / 73 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Chirico Trail
    End Trailhead:same  
Ascent Part of Trip: Seattle in 24 hours3

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Grand Ridge-South Peak2016-07-01 a1000 ft / 305 m
2Mount Si2016-07-02 b3670 ft / 1119 m
3Mount Si-North Peak2016-07-02 c247 ft / 75 m
4Little Si2016-07-02 d1360 ft / 415 m
5Poo Poo Point2016-07-02 e1620 ft / 494 m
6Cougar Mountain-Anti Aircraft Peak2016-07-02 f436 ft / 133 m
Total Trip Gain: 8333 ft / 2541 m    Total Trip Loss: 1890 ft / 577 m



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