Ascent of Columbia Mountain on 2010-01-24

Climber: Erick Reeve

Others in Party:Philip & Diana
Date:Sunday, January 24, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Columbia Mountain
    Elevation:6782 ft / 2067 m

Ascent Trip Report

A fun snowshoe climb on a nice January day with friends. We followed the trail #13 for about a mile and then went off-trail up the southwest slope of the mountain. The snowshoes didn't sink into the snow too far since it was consolidated mostly. It was a bit steep in places on our route, but it didn't take too long to get to the top, where we had lunch. Saw some nice views and sun when the fog cleared a bit!
Then we trekked back down, which was fun since we could sometimes "ski" or slide down the slopes with our snowshoes on, etc.
A great midday-hike for winter fun!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1207 ft / 367 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:Trail 13, then cross-country via south slope of Mt
    Trailhead:Sherman Pass - Kettle Crest North TH  5575 ft / 1699 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Low Clouds
Some fog, clouds, but a bit of nice sun and views at times!
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes

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