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Ascent of Ruby Mountain on 2011-08-07

Climber: Ken Russell

Others in Party:Eric Noel
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 7, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Ruby Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7408 ft / 2257 m

Ascent Trip Report

Shortly after leaving the main trail, the abandoned trail passes a nice pond. In the area of 3800 to 3900 ft, watch for trail to switch back to the left suddenly. If you haven't seen the trail for more than 100 feet, you need to go back and look some more. Lots of trees to climb over and the brush hides the tread at times but if you can stay on it, the old trail definitely makes life nicer. We finally lost the trail in the SW basin below the summit ridge at about 6800 ft, but from there you can see your way. Only patches of snow left on the SW side. Last water found was below the abandoned trail to climbers right in the vicinity of 4200 ft in a nice little wooded basin that someone could concievably camp in.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6588 ft / 2006 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Route:Panther Creek, abnd trail
    Trailhead:Colonial CG  1220 ft / 371 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Excellent



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