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Ascent of Peak 5900 on 2020-11-08

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Jared Crowe
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, November 8, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 5900
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5900 ft / 1798 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascent route is better without snow. Since we had snow, the descent route worked as we could make steps in the ankle-deep snow, but may be less pleasant when dry in summer/fall. Great peak with stunning 360 views of Mt Olympus, Hurricane Ridge area, Victoria, Mt Baker, and BC Coast Range giants. We picked this one as it was a good bonus bump for our prominence-focused S Appleton peak the day before that could be done from Appleton Pass easily, has more prom than Haigs Lake Pk, and is on the Olympic Rain Forest Court List. Great use trail from Appleton Pass to Pass @5400 between Haigs Lake Pk and Pk 5900. Two bumps on top of the peak about 100 meters apart and an easy stroll away could be the highest ground - best to tag both. We didn't see a soul above Sol Duc Falls both days on this pleasant but cold November weekend. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1700 ft / 518 m
    Total Elevation Loss:900 ft / 274 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Bivouac
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1700 ft / 518 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 800 ft / 244 m; Extra: 900 ft / 274m
    Loss on way in:900 ft / 274 m
    Route:Appleton Pass to SW Ridge
    Start Trailhead:5100 ft / 1554 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Appleton '20 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1South Appleton2020-11-074350 ft / 1326 m
2Peak 59002020-11-081700 ft / 518 m
Total Trip Gain: 6050 ft / 1844 m    Total Trip Loss: 1100 ft / 335 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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