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Ascent to Mount Lago-Slate Pass Crest on 2010-08-07

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Jones
Date:Saturday, August 7, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Point Reached:Mount Lago - Slate Pass Crest
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6920 ft / 2109 m
    Remaining Elevation:1825 ft / 556 m (88% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

It started raining so we bailed on this trip. This was Oct/Nov weather at the start of a high trip in the North Cascades so screw it. We were also thrown off course by maps that did not match the trails on the ground. Oh well. Look for the sign pointing to the Middle Fork trail and that is what you want. The first trail is overgrown and won't be easily found but we did find a cairn for it on the way back.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:960 ft / 291 m
    Elevation Loss:960 ft / 291 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Autumn in August
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:240 ft / 72 m
    Extra Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Buckskin Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Slate Pass  6880 ft / 2097 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:760 ft / 231 m
    Extra Gain:720 ft / 219 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Buckskin Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Slate Pass  6880 ft / 2097 m



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