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Ascent of Mount Spokane on 2009-05-31

Climber: Ryder Irvine

Others in Party:Sharon
Date:Sunday, May 31, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Spokane
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5883 ft / 1793 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a great and somewhat challenging hike to the top of the mountain, even though it was mostly along a road. This road opens later in the year for car traffic, but was still covered in snow in areas on the way to the top. We took a few short cuts on the way up, but stuck to the road on the way down. I would guess hiking along the road would be about 5 miles each way. The highpoint of the mountain is only about 1.2 miles from the parking lot as far as line of site goes. I would recommend hiking this time of the year prior to traffic being on the road, as there was not many people and no vehicles. Nice and quiet. Only saw a few mountain bikers on the roadway coming down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1339 ft / 408 m
    Elevation Loss:1339 ft / 408 m
    Distance:9.1 mi / 14.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Sunburn! Not too hot though...
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1339 ft / 408 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Summit Road / X-Country
    Trailhead:Selkirk Lodge Parking Area  4544 ft / 1385 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1339 ft / 408 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Summit Road
    Trailhead:Selkirk Lodge Parking Area  4544 ft / 1385 m



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