Ascent of Peak 7478 on 2017-07-17

Climber: George Burgess

Date:Monday, July 17, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 7478
    Elevation:7478 ft / 2279 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a little jaunt undertaken after an attempt on the western approach to Gilbert Peak fell through. We hiked in and camped above the PCT, then headed out in the morning to try the scramble (we undertook this route because the standard eastern approach to Gilbert is currently inaccessible, owing to a road washout). In light of several intact snowfields and scrambling more rigorous than either of us were up for, we turned around. My companion returned to camp, while I climbed a couple easy snowfields and talus to this unremarkable bump, which had some remarkable views, including Rainier, St. Helens, and Adams, plus the Mt. Daniel group, Mt. Aix, the Mt. Whittier area, and Lemei Rock.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3658 ft / 1113 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3658 ft / 1114 m
    Round-Trip Distance:17.1 mi / 27.5 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3458 ft / 1053 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2858 ft / 871 m; Extra: 600 ft / 182m
    Loss on way in:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Snowgrass Trail/PCT/Scramble
    Start Trailhead:Snowgrass Flat Trailhead  4620 ft / 1408 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3058 ft / 932 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2858 ft / 871 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Route:Snowgrass Trail/PCT/Scramble
    End Trailhead:Snowgrass Flat Trailhead  4620 ft / 1408 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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