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Ascent of Granite Mountain on 2019-06-26

Climber: Peter Dygert

Date:Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5629 ft / 1715 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mountaineers trip. This was a 3:30 pm start. When we got there it was raining and there were predictions of possible thunder and lightning. We decided to give it a go, but turn around at the first sign of either T or L. To the surprise of all we moved quickly, mostly in the rain, and made it to the top. We skipped the gully scramble that left the trail at about 4200 feet, but did scramble the boulder ridge. The pace was quick and we got there is less than 3 hours including the boulder scramble. By the time we got there everybody was wet and getting cold, but the rain let up and we actually got good views all the way around. After putting on dry clothes and eating we started back down about 7:00 and made it back to the cars by about 9:20 just before it got dark. It was actually pretty nice coming down, but we were in a bit of a hurry and did not really stop much to enjoy the scenery. No headlamps required, but it was close.
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