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Ascent of Wahatis Peak on 2012-01-08

Climber: Paul Michelson

Date:Sunday, January 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wahatis Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2692 ft / 820 m

Ascent Trip Report

Route from SR 24 as stated by others. For a short historical detour you can turn right at the ridge crest of instead of turning left towards the summit of Wahatis Peak. In less than one mile you will come to the location of an old Nike Missile Integrated Fire Control site. The former launcher site is in the valley below.

Nike Missile H-06 IFC Site Hanford Defense Area
Nike H-06 IFC

Date Activated: 1955
Date Deactivated: December 1960

State: Washington
Nearest Town: Saddle Mountain
Defense Area: Hanford

Coordinates:
Latitude: 46°47'32.07"N
Longitude: 119°26'46.21"W
Decimal:
Latitude: 46.792242
Longitude: -119.446169
GPS:
Latitude: 46 47.5345
Longitude: -119 26.7701666666667

more info is found here:

http://www.techbastard.com/missile/nike/sites/index.php
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Overcast
Dark
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Trailhead:2662 ft / 811 m
Descent Statistics



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