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Ascent of Jefferson Peak on 2010-08-21

Climber: Brandon Plubell

Others in Party:Bryan Plubell
Date:Saturday, August 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Jefferson Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5720 ft / 1743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started out where FS2401 was impassable, about 10-15 min from Goober Pond. "Old FS Road" nearly impassable, so cut straight through forest in direction of scree field. Scree field only a little loose, quite a bit of vegetation. Climber's left side very dense. Next time need to head as high as possible then traverse to bottom of small snowfield in direction of the saddle. Small running water on right of gully up to saddle. Crossed stream short of headwall and continued on the right of stream. Followed path of least resistance up higher and higher. Visibility low (about 500 ft). Scrambled to the top, greeting mountain goat at less than 30 ft from summit (approached to within 15 ft, and revisited during lunch at summit). Followed same path out (generally).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2720 ft / 829 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Route 1 in Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide
    Trailhead:Short of Goober Pond on FS Road  3000 ft / 914 m
    Grade/Class:Class 4
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, White-out
Ceiling at about
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Days 4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:0 Days 3 Hours 0 Minutes



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