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Ascent of Gray Wolf Ridge on 2017-06-10

Climber: Sarah Montgomery

Date:Saturday, June 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gray Wolf Ridge
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7218 ft / 2200 m

Ascent Trip Report

On a snowy June day I hiked up the Maynard Burn Trail to Mt Baldy, then across the ridge to Gray Wolf. 10 hours and 13-16 miles car to car, because I took a detour on the way back to Baldy to avoid some steep snow and scree I did not favor on the route in. In hindsight, I wish I had stayed on the ridge because I ended up in an even more unfavorable scree gully, eventually adding 1500 ft of gain, unwanted exposure, and a few miles to my already-long day. The conditions were white-out at the top, and I regret going alone. Company would have made this safer and more fun given the conditions.

This was my 14th Washington County high point.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6800 ft / 2072 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6800 ft / 2072 m
    Start Trailhead:418 ft / 127 m
    Time:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 



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