Ascent of Cougar Mountain-Anti Aircraft Peak on 2016-07-02

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, July 2, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cougar Mountain-Anti Aircraft Peak
    Elevation:1486 ft / 452 m

Ascent Trip Report

Confusing way to complete my 25 mile hiking day. I parked at the top of the mountain at a large parking area and then hiked down and around a bunch of trails in the area selecting a contour around elevation 1210 as my theoretical TH and then followed at least 4 or 5 trails back toward the parking lot and then up the peak on the USGS map for my final "summit" goal of the day. Again, the forest around me was quite pleasant, and these trails were the most gentle of the day which was probably good as I did more than 7000 feet of gain for the day and I was happy to coast in the last peakbag of the day. I then drove to my hotel in Reston and had a nice hot shower and rested some very worn out feet. Final data - I got 51,000 plus steps according to my pedometer, 25 miles, and over 7000 feet and 4 new peaks. A fine day before returning to flat, humid, FL.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:436 ft / 132 m
    Total Elevation Loss:160 ft / 48 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:326 ft / 99 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 276 ft / 84 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:parking area up near summit  1210 ft / 368 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:110 ft / 33 m
    Gain on way out:110 ft / 33 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Seattle in 24 hours3

Complete Trip Sequence:
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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