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Ascent of Ruby Hill on 2018-05-12

Climber: Paul Michelson

Others in Party:Mike Collins
Date:Saturday, May 12, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ruby Hill
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4957 ft / 1510 m

Ascent Trip Report

All I can say about the access road heading north from Buzzard Lake is GOOD LUCK! Forget about the prior reports describing the condition of the road. Once past the large clearing around 3800 ft the road becomes relentlessly steep and heavily rutted, with oil pan rocks thrown in for good measures. Trapped in this fun zone with no place to turn around I coaxed my poor little Tuscon to 4150ft before I could find a suitable spot to turn around. The descent on this road was worse than the drive up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:782 ft / 238 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:782 ft / 238 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.5 km
    Start Trailhead:4175 ft / 1272 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.5 km



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