Ascent of Cowlitz Chimneys-Central Peak on 2011-10-01

Climber: Noel Howe

Date:Saturday, October 1, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cowlitz Chimneys-Central Peak
    Elevation:7421 ft / 2261 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rainy, foggy, cloudy day. Left the cars at about 7:30am and hiked up to the shelter at Summerland in the rain. I had my golf/hiking umbrella so I fared better than some of the others. There was a bit of equivocating at the shelter but we decided to press onto at least Panhandle Gap. It stopped raining but was cold and blowing pretty hard. From Panhandle gap we headed to the Cowlitz Chimney in mostly whiteout conditions. After a few route-finding issues we summited at about noon. Made it back to the cars at about 5pm and headed to HopJacks in Bonny Lake.

Dave, Vince, Steve, Walter, Tom, Mark, Sean, and Bill.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5000 ft / 1524 m
    Distance:17 mi / 27.4 km
    Trailhead:2421 ft / 737 m

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