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Ascent of Griff Peak on 2020-02-09

Climber: Joerg Zuend

Date:Sunday, February 9, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Griff Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5120 ft / 1560 m

Ascent Trip Report

Winter ascent of Griff Peak starting from Hurricane Ridge. Griff Peak is actually lower than Hurricane Ridge. See the route details on Strava.

I did Griff Peak in summer in the past. Due to windfall from the Griff Peak fire (I think 2002) a summer hike is very strenuous due to tree climbing. In mid winter that problem is gone. The snow was soft and very deep. Snowshoe or skins are the right equipment. I think just hiking would be very difficult because each step would be hip deep.

https://www.strava.com/activities/3087105912
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3480 ft / 1060 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3480 ft / 1060 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:1700 ft / 518 m
    Loss on way in:1780 ft / 542 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:via Hurricane Hill
    Start Trailhead:Hurricane Ridge  5200 ft / 1584 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way out:1700 ft / 518 m
    Gain on way out:1780 ft / 542 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    End Trailhead:5200 ft / 1584 m
    Time:3 Hours 



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