Ascent of Mount McCausland on 2017-05-01

Climber: Joanne Najdzin

Others in Party:David
Date:Monday, May 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount McCausland
    Elevation:5747 ft / 1751 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started from the pullout on US-2 at 8 AM. Smithbrook Road was entirely covered with compact snow. After leaving the road, we traveled on soft snow up to the pass between McCausland and Lichtenberg. We were on the summit at 12:30 PM.

At this point the snow was balling under our snowshoes so we booted down from the summit. I sank into the snow up to my thigh on the convex section of the slope. Luckily it was a cold, cloudy morning. We did not hear nor see any new avalanches.

We decided to return the way that we came and arrived back at the car at about 3:15 PM. Our trip total was 9.7 mi and 2927' elevation gain.

Here are my photos: flickr album
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Mostly cloudy, a few snow showers
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Joanne Najdzin
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