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Ascent of Cowlitz Rocks on 2019-06-15

Climber: Mark Hadland

Date:Saturday, June 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cowlitz Rocks
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7450 ft / 2270 m

Ascent Trip Report

Scramble up to Cowlitz Rocks via the Paradise Glacier Trail on Mount Rainier with the Mountaineers. Started at Paradise and took the lower part of Skyline trail to where it intersects the Mazama Ridge trail and then took the Paradise Glacier trail north and then north to Cowlitz Rocks. Sad that the Paradise Glacier is no longer there, but took the trail and path that would have led one there and continued up to Cowlitz Rocks. We were the only party on the trail hiking. Two skiers who descended from Camp Muir joined us on the walk down. Amazing day for a hike on Rainier. Perfect weather. The route is snow covered once you cross the Myrtle Falls Viewpoint. Glacier lilies were blooming and a few Marmots were frolicking.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2277 ft / 694 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2277 ft / 694 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.7 km
    Start Trailhead:5173 ft / 1576 m
Descent Statistics



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