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Ascent of Guemes Island High Point on 2012-01-01

Climber: Nancy Willis

Others in Party:Eric Noel
Ken Russell
Date:Sunday, January 1, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Guemes Island High Point
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:688 ft / 209 m

Ascent Trip Report

So we parked by the gate on Muriel Lane and proceeded up the hill. The day was pleasant and cool. The trail was strewn with cool green rocks. So after walking for some time we came upon the cell towers and a building called a Rainbarn. The Rainbarn was approximately two stories tall and it had siding made from the bark of trees. We continued up the hill enjoying the fresh scent of the air until we came upon an opening near the HP. The view was beautiful including various channels, bays and islands. We had to a bit of searching in some bramble to locate the HP which was also located near a geocache full of odd trinkets and a summit register. It was a lovely hike.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:318 ft / 97 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Road and then trail
    Trailhead:Muriel Lane  370 ft / 112 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear



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