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Ascent of Hamilton Mountain on 2010-05-12

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:Lenny & Kim Grossman
Date:Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hamilton Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2438 ft / 743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Guiding some friends for a Columbia Gorge trifecta - a peak, waterfalls, and 360 degree view. If you can only do one hike in the Gorge, this one has to be strongly considered.

We took the spur trail overlooking Hardy Falls on the way up and the other to Pool of the Winds on the return, which account for a portion of the extra gain.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2438 ft / 742 m
    Elevation Loss:2438 ft / 742 m
    Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2238 ft / 682 m
    Extra Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Hamilton Mtn. Trail
    Trailhead:Lower Picnic Area  400 ft / 121 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2238 ft / 682 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Hardy Creek Trail
    Trailhead:Lower Picnic Area  400 ft / 121 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes



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