Ascent of Hamilton Mountain on 2010-02-02
|Date:||Tuesday, February 2, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2438 ft / 743 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSo far this has been my favorite mountain in the Gorge. The hike up on the "more difficult" trail was somewhat physically challenging because there were a few steep parts. However, the steep areas were over basalt that formed good stair like footing, and I wasn't sore the next day. The peak has a really lovely view mostly to the north.
If you go up this mountain you will also see a really beautiful waterfall. I highly suggest taking the quick side trail up to the Pool of the Wind. It's totally worthwhile and fits its name.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2405 ft / 732 m|
| Elevation Loss:||2485 ft / 756 m|
| Distance:||7.7 mi / 12.4 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Clear|
| Elevation Gain:||2205 ft / 672 m|
| Extra Loss:||120 ft / 36 m|
| Distance:||3.2 mi / 5.2 km|
| Route:||"More Difficult" south route|
| Trailhead:||Upper Picnic Area 353 ft / 107 m|
| Elevation Loss:||2365 ft / 720 m|
| Extra Gain:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||4.5 mi / 7.2 km|
| Route:||"Difficult" north/west route|
| Trailhead:||Upper Picnic Area 273 ft / 83 m|
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