Ascent of Blake Island High Point on 2011-04-03

Climber: Ken Jones

Date:Sunday, April 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blake Island High Point
    Elevation:213 ft / 64 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took Argosy's Tillicum Village tour boat to the island, but skipped the Tillicum Village activities (you have to call the office to book "boat only" even though you can book "boat, meal, and entertainment" online).

The trails on the island are not consistently well marked, and maintenance will not be improving with the state's current budget issues. But it's a state park, so you can walk where you want.

I headed south from the landing, turned right on the signed "Red Trail", followed my GPS to the SE high contour and crashed around for awhile touching bumps. Then I followed my GPS and some trails (?) to the NW high contour and crashed around there too. To exit I headed easterly until I found a trail and went to the north shore where I followed the good road/trail back to the landing.

This one would be tough to find without a GPS, as there is not a lot of relief on top of the island. When you get there, you won't know which of the many bumps is highest unless you're a lot better than I am at sighting through vegetation. But if you hit enough of them you can walk away confident that somewhere you stood atop the island.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:253 ft / 77 m
    Extra Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Trailhead:Tillicum Village Dock  
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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