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Ascent of Second Mother Mountain on 2018-07-18

Climber: Doug Wilson

Date:Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Second Mother Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6375 ft / 1943 m

Ascent Trip Report

I led this as a Mazama scramble with 5 members. We used Chad Painter's GPS track and the 100 Peaks Guide route description / photos- no major route finding problems. There is still a lot of snow along the route making for easier travel. Snow started about 250' below the First Mother / Castle saddle and can be followed almost continuously to the lake by staying skier's right. We traversed around the lake on the south side on snow. Several other large snow fields still present up to the base of the gully on Second Mother. Beautiful weather, but the mosquitoes were ferocious.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3375 ft / 1028 m
    Extra Gain:1100 ft / 335 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route:Mowich Lake
    Trailhead:Mowich Lake Road  5200 ft / 1584 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles



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