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Ascent of Cusick Mountain on 2019-08-24

Climber: Caleb Morris

Others in Party:Chris Albertson
Date:Saturday, August 24, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cusick Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:9518 ft / 2901 m

Ascent Trip Report

Up the West Fork to Frazier Lake, through a breach in the cliff that Troy Baker told me about several years ago, then up into Honeymoon Basin. The upper basin is a surreal moonscape, this has to be walked through to appreciate just how unique it is in this wilderness. Another incredible summit in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, everytime I think I've done my favorite climb out here I find something even better. This will be a tough one to top. Made a quick search of the summit area for the old Limber Pine, didn't find it, turns out its around the 8200 foot mark on the south side of the mountain. Descended the same way we came up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5600 ft / 1706 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5600 ft / 1706 m
    Round-Trip Distance:24 mi / 38.6 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Amazing
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5600 ft / 1706 m
    Loss on way in:5600 ft / 1706 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:Troy Baker route
    Start Trailhead:West Fork  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km



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