Ascent of McDonald Mountain on 2016-10-22

Climber: George Burgess

Others in Party:Mari Federow
Date:Saturday, October 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:McDonald Mountain
    Elevation:3570 ft / 1088 m

Ascent Trip Report

Some might call this peak a dumpster-dive, but I've always loved these kind of humble lowland walks. The views of the I-5 corridor valley are picturesque and delightful, and you can see to Rainier, Three Fingers, Baker, and the whole eastern Olympic range. The walking alternates between single-track trail and logging road in varying states of disuse. We were lucky to have great weather for this hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3230 ft / 984 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route:McDonald Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:McDonald Mountain Trailhead  940 ft / 286 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Burgess
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