Ascent to Tumwater Mountain-South Slope West Peak on 2010-01-23
|Others in Party:||Ken Jones|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, January 23, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Point Reached:||Tumwater Mountain - South Slope West Peak|
| Elevation:||5060 ft / 1542 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||180 ft / 55 m (6% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportAccess is via Port Blakely Tree Farms and is behind a gate on a bridge and a further gate heading W after the bridge. Gates were open but present signage indicates logging and No Trespassing. A local reports the gate is seldom locked and we knew our destination was not in the way of their logging operations. Actual peak and hike are on USFS land. Trail does not show on USGS map but it is there. Creek crossings were more interesting than they might normally be. Cold. It got a little messy above 4800'. Ran out of time. A pleasant overlooked hike even for non-peakbagger types. Nice water features. Big views, not so much.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3260 ft / 993 m|
| Extra Gain:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Distance:||10.2 mi / 16.4 km|
| Route:||Trail 205 and Trail 218|
| Trailhead:||Goat Creek TH 2400 ft / 731 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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