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Ascent of Mount Constitution on 2005-02-03

Climber: Eric Noel

Date:Thursday, February 3, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Constitution
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2407 ft / 733 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the winter that was not a winter. The snow level was like 4000 feet in the Cascades in February which is improbable. So I go over to the San Juans to bag this peak expecting a temperate climate and no snow. Instead, the road is closed due to snow due to 800 feet. I guess the wind whipping off the ocean gives this a lower snow level than inland. I walked the gated, snow covered and empty road to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1507 ft / 459 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Trailhead:900 ft / 274 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Clear



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