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Ascent of Tumwater Mountain on 2019-05-26

Climber: Daniel Mick

Others in Party:Tyler Nelson
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 26, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tumwater Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4480 ft / 1365 m

Ascent Trip Report

DIRECTIONS
See multiple other trip reports for GPS track. Had to stop at 47.6241, -120.6981. Recent rains made it impossible to drive with AWD Element. All the way to the ridge parking TH is possible for SUV in dry conditions. Several deeper spots on road because of small washouts make passenger car impossible.

EXPERIENCE
Tagged on the way back from Baring Mt. after cancelling plans for North Cascades because of weather. Easy road hike and use trail on summit ridge. East side of summit boulder has 4th class cracks to summit on very knobby grippy rock. Could be awkward or scary for someone not used to bouldering.

Interestingly, lots of evidence of mountain bike and/or dirtbike use including a log balance problem on the summit ridge.

RATING
0/1 ACCESS (roads, restrictions) - need moderate SUV at minimum
1/1 REMOTENESS (popularity, sight/Sound) - no one else around and likely wouldn't normally be
1/1 CONDITION (trail/route) - unmaintained but established trail
1/2 VARIETY (flora/fauna, geology, terrain) - point for a fun summit scramble
1/2 VIEWS (frequency, quality) - great views of Leavenworth in the valley and several views of Wenatchee river drainage waterfalls
0/1 AWE (does it inspire) - just a bump near a valley
0/2 DANIEL FACTOR (would I enjoy climbing this again: 0=No, 1=Meh, 2=Yes) - no reason
TOTAL 4/10
(does not include difficulty since hikers may prefer opposite extremes)

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:955 ft / 291 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Trailhead:3525 ft / 1074 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Daniel Mick
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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