Ascent to Mount Margaret-South Ridge on 1996-12-23
|Others in Party:||Mountaineers Ski Trip|
|Date:||Monday, December 23, 1996|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Point Reached:||Mount Margaret - South Ridge|
| Elevation:||5165 ft / 1574 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||395 ft / 120 m (13% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportBackcountry tree skiing in concrete snow on substandard gear (Ramer bindings, Kofflach boots, narrow skis)--definitely not my finest hour as a skier. I had trouble making turns down low where the snow was heavy. The weather was pretty bad, too. We made it to the ridge only (Point 5165) and clearly there was no point in going further.
A fun group of Mountaineers though--I carpooled with a guy who came to my apartment on the bus with his skis and everything! I felt sorry for him and gave him a ride to his U-district place on the way home.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2605 ft / 794 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||11.4 mi / 18.3 km|
| Trailhead:||Gold Creek Sno-Park 2560 ft / 780 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Skis, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds|
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