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Ascent of Storm King Mountain on 2011-06-11

Climber: Ken Russell

Date:Saturday, June 11, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Storm King Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4750 ft / 1447 m

Ascent Trip Report

Biked in from the Mineral gate. Pushed the bike up spur 220 (the one that switchbacks up the east side) until I hit snow at about 3400 ft. Snow was well consolidated and the only thing my snowshoes did all day, was add weight to my pack. By the time I left the trees at 4600 ft, the snow was 6 feet deep. The summit area was mostly clear though.

Scott Swanson, at West Fork Timber, says biking and hiking on their roads is fine. He did ask that folks call (253.383.5871) so that they know who's on their land.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3712 ft / 1129 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:21 mi / 33.8 km
    Route:mineral to gallup to spur 220
    Trailhead:1438 ft / 438 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Bicycle
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy



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