Ascent of Veigh Benchmark on 2009-07-28
|Date:||Tuesday, July 28, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||390 ft / 118 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAt the risk of patting myself on the back, I was rather pleased with this ascent. Tired of lame I-90 traffic on a refuckingdiculously hot day, I left the freeway to go find the Mercer Island HP. No map, no GPS, just a 4Runner and a 4Eyed dumpster diver. I proceeded on Island Crest Way since its name portended a HP area. I drove well past what was clearly higher ground and then turned around at about 70th. I returned to 40th and then went E as it was clear that the higher ground lay in that direction. Then S and soon enough I was at Rotary Park and so no clearly higher ground. I parked and touched a pair of boulders and then a grassy knoll. Some guy was looking at me as if I weirdo so I feigned the excuse that I had lost my cell phone. Whatever. I noted the streets and left, feeling like I had done a decent job but also thinking it unlikely that I had found the HP with all of the various trees and homes and impeded views. And low and behold, I get home and check and it turns out that that was indeed the location of the HP. Hooray.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||20 ft / 6 m|
| Distance:||0 mi / 0 km|
| Route:||Uh, What?|
| Trailhead:||Illegal Parking Spot 370 ft / 112 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
Heat Wave of Doom 2009
| Time Up:||1 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Minutes|
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