Ascent of Cowles Mountain on 2018-06-29

Climber: Coby King

Date:Friday, June 29, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cowles Mountain
    Elevation:1591 ft / 484 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had climbed Cowles mountain back in 2009 via the Cowles Mountain Trail from the main trailhead and I remembered it as being one of the busiest trails I had ever been on. Today was a delightfully cool and overcast early summer day and I started out from the Barker Way Trailhead up the Cowles Service Road at about 6:20. This is a full-on dirt road, and on the way up to the Cowles summit I detoured slightly to tag peak 1199. After Cowles, I quickly found the Pyles Peak trail and made my way down.

I made a detour along an official trail to peak 1380, signed as a "view point" and then returning to the main trail made my way up to the Pyles summit, where I met a fine gentleman. Returning to Cowles, I then took the Cowles mountain trail down to its junction with the Barker Way trail, which I then took back to the Cowles Service Road, the junction of which is right before the trailhead. A very nice morning.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:894 ft / 272 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:894 ft / 272 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Start Trailhead:697 ft / 212 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Coby King
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