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Ascent of Green Mountain on 2002-08-25

Climber: Denver Lafferry

Others in Party:Jason Lafferry
Date:Sunday, August 25, 2002
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Green Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6500 ft / 1981 m

Ascent Trip Report

As previously reported bugs/flies are rampant and amazingly thick as you leave the woods for the open fields. We brought bug spray, and it really helped. They do thin out, of course, as you get to the top or if you're in a good breeze.
After leaving the woods, you'll also encounter lots of grasshoppers which are only on the south side of the mountain. You leave them behind as you head into the bowl.

We found the trail to be in great shape. We made it to the top in three and a half hours. At the top we met the work crew as they were finishing the removal of the lookout. Their work prevented us from accessing the last 50 feet or so. The work crew told us they would be finished on the 30th if the weather held up, and they would helicopter the wood off the mountain on the 30th. So, if their schedule holds true you should once again be able to stand on the summit by September 1st.

The sun was out, and we had an amazing 320 degree view of the Cascades. You will once again be able to see 360 degrees after the work is finished.

Our descent went well, and we were back at the parking lot in two and a half hours.

An interesting note...the work party suggested we check out www.passportintime.com for more information on volunteering on the Green Mountain Project next spring and several other projects between now and then.
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    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail



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