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Ascent of Cashmere Mountain on 2019-09-21

Climber: Liz Mack

Others in Party:Nick
Sarah
Megan
Markus
Kat
Date:Saturday, September 21, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cashmere Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8501 ft / 2591 m

Ascent Trip Report

Due to new parking restrictions we got to the trail head at 6 am to make sure we got a spot. Made breakfast at the car in the dark and hit the trail at about 7 am. Parking lot filled by then, although almost everyone was headed for Colchuck or Stewart Lake. Took the direct scramble route up from the east. Left the trail about half a mile in. Took the overgrown road then started up. Soon crossed the creek and continued the ascent through shrubs and steep grass. Eventually hit the pond. Traversed across several boulder fields until reaching the dagger. Took the right gully up from the dagger to a little saddle and scramble to climbers left. Fun scrambling. Great views from the summit. Fresh snow on the north side made the route finding a little tricky on the way down, but eventually connected with some cairns and an obvious climber trail to the col. From there it was an easy descent through pleasant meadows down to Little Caroline Lake. Trail out was the least interesting part of the day, but fastest travel. Made it to the cars just before needing a headlamp. Only saw two other groups.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Direct approach from the east
Descent Statistics
    Route:West ridge to Little Caroline lake



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