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Ascent of South Marrowstone Island High Point on 2018-05-05

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 5, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Marrowstone Island High Point
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:180 ft / 54 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tried first to get this island HP from the west side off of Ponderosa Place. The end of the road ends in a large dog house on private land and the dog was large enough to consume me in two bites. So we retreated along the public road and went to do the state park HP at the northern tip of the island.

After the completion of northern island HP, we returned to the location,n but east of the HP this time using Meade Road east to East Marrowstone Road and headed south. At Finis Road we drove up and found it to be public but dead-ends into private no trespassing signs. Karen dropped me off after reconnoiter, and I walked up Finis and saw an old well house on the uphill side of the road where there was no driveway, no signs, no indication of who might own the old shed. It was far from any houses so I ventured past it to explore and found a mowing lane? an ATV path? that headed uphill. The path got increasingly unmaintained until it made it into the final 180 closed contour. Bushwhacking from here was necessary. I would guess this is all on private property but I saw no signs.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:65
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:Finis Trail  100 ft / 30 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km



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