Ascent of Cougar Mountain-Long View Peak on 2016-11-30

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cougar Mountain-Long View Peak
    Elevation:1386 ft / 422 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy to tag this small peak on while making the circuit. It has a view point but not much really to see. I still say the unique forests of the Pacific NW have a lushness that is interesting even when mountain affords little overlook opportunities. The actual peak is not where the point is. Someone tagged the actual overlook which has no prominence but you have to hike over the actual peak to get to the overlook so you do tag it on the way. the overlook is about 30 feet below the peak. The saddle is at elevation 1310 so the peak has actually a little more than 100 feet of prominence; still not much. Averaged about 3.2 mph doing the 4.8 mile circuit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:311 ft / 93 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1241 ft / 377 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Grade/Class:1, 1+
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:121 ft / 36 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 76 ft / 23 m; Extra: 45 ft / 13m
    Loss on way in:45 ft / 13 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Long View Peak Trail
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  1310 ft / 399 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1196 ft / 364 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1006 ft / 307 m; Extra: 190 ft / 57m
    Gain on way out:190 ft / 57 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Whittakers Wilderness Tr
    End Trailhead:roadway by parking  380 ft / 115 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Seattle-5

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cougar Mountain2016-11-30 a1312 ft / 400 m
2Cougar Mountain-Long View Peak2016-11-30 b311 ft / 95 m
3Veigh Benchmark2016-11-30 c375 ft / 114 m
Total Trip Gain: 1998 ft / 609 m    Total Trip Loss: 1998 ft / 608 m

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