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Ascent of Cougar Mountain on 2017-06-03

Climber: John E Sarna

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cougar Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:1602 ft / 488 m

Ascent Trip Report

The highest point is 10-15 feet off trail in the trees and undergrowth and near the bench where most folks stop before heading back down the Wilderness Peak Trail or continuing down the Gombu Wilderness Cliffs Trail. I went back down to Shy Bear Pass to hike up to Long-View Peak next, but it had no more of a view than Cougar.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1447 ft / 440 m
    Total Elevation Loss:542 ft / 164 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1327 ft / 404 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1207 ft / 368 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Loss on way in:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trail
    Start Trailhead:Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead  395 ft / 120 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:422 ft / 128 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 302 ft / 92 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Gain on way out:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trail
    End Trailhead:Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead  1300 ft / 396 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Cougar-LongView (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Cougar Mountain2017-06-031447 ft / 441 m
2Cougar Mountain-Long View Peak2017-06-03306 ft / 93 m
Total Trip Gain: 1753 ft / 534 m    Total Trip Loss: 848 ft / 258 m



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