Ascent of Rattlesnake Mountain on 2016-10-05

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rattlesnake Mountain
    Elevation:3480 ft / 1060 m

Ascent Trip Report

I went for this peak as it was the tallest prominence peak in the area that was a very close drive to Seattle and where I was staying. Parking is good. The trail to the ledges is in fine condition

The ledges have some cavernous erosion near the lower ledge and a nice view of the lake below. The second ledge is nice as well. The trip to the top of the mountain is monotonous but at least it has 2,500 feet of prom. soooooooo I had to go grab it too.

Total trip time to the ledges, then up the tower at the tallest East Peak and then back to the ledges for one last look and then back to car.......1 hr- 40 min up and 1 hr- 15 min down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1580 ft / 481 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1580 ft / 481 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1530 ft / 466 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1480 ft / 451 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Rattlesnake Trail to East Peak
    Start Trailhead:Saddle at the Ledges  2000 ft / 609 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1530 ft / 466 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1480 ft / 451 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    End Trailhead:Saddle at the ledges  2000 ft / 609 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Seattle in 24 hours4

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Rattlesnake Ledge2016-10-05 a1215 ft / 370 m
2Rattlesnake Mountain2016-10-05 b1580 ft / 482 m
3Rattlesnake Ledge2016-10-05 c120 ft / 37 m
4Squak Mountain-West Peak2016-10-05 d1855 ft / 565 m
5Squak Mountain2016-10-05 e594 ft / 181 m
6Squak Mountain-West Peak2016-10-05 f465 ft / 142 m
Total Trip Gain: 5829 ft / 1777 m    Total Trip Loss: 5784 ft / 1764 m

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