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Ascent of Spark Plug Mountain on 2019-11-02

Climber: Patty Cokus

Others in Party:Sean Albert -- Trip Report or GPS Track
(The Dog) Ava
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, November 2, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spark Plug Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6320 ft / 1926 m

Ascent Trip Report

Sean suggested Spark Plug and then continuing to Leavenworth for dinner and sleeping then an easier peak on Sunday. Sounded good to me as the weekend weather looked great!

Up at 5am and on the road about 6:20am.

Drove US 2 to Scenic, 10 miles east of Skykomish. Turn south into Scenic, cross the railroad tracks, turn right and follow the gravel road 0.3 mile to the Surprise Lake trailhead (2,200 ft). Hiking by 8:25am.

So much work has gone into this trail with wood steps and platforms and such. Chilly morning but nice out. Left over the very nice log bridge and on up to Surprise lake. Lots of creek crossings with some very frozen water...slowed me down some. Started with snow around the lakes and a bit of searching to find a spot to cross right and then we
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