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Ascent of Jim Hill Mountain on 2019-06-19

Climber: George Burgess

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Jim Hill Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6765 ft / 2061 m

Ascent Trip Report

I really enjoyed this ascent of Jim Hill Mountain. The walk to Lanham Lake was easy and pretty. It was easy to figure out where to head up the ridge. The climb is just steep enough, brushy enough, and log covered enough to be a little challenging, but not so much as to be unpleasant. It rained lightly as I was closing in on the saddle.

The ridge above the saddle is my favorite kind of walking, grassy and open, with a nice sub-alpine feel. There were a few remaining snowfields, most of which I was able to skirt. Eventually the grass gave way to rocks, a mix of talus and rubble, and the rain gave way to a June snowstorm! The trees at the summit were rimey, and I had snow blowing hard in my face. The scrambling wasn't too tricky, even in those conditions, with just a couple tough spots. I didn't linger on the summit though - I was cold, having worn shorts!

The descent was easy and uneventful. All in all, a very pleasant little peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3702 ft / 1128 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Lanham Lake Trail/North Ridge
    Trailhead:Lanham Lake Trailhead  3063 ft / 933 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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