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Ascent of Squak Mountain-Southeast Peak on 2012-02-21

Climber: Chad Painter

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Squak Mountain-Southeast Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:1673 ft / 509 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bushwhacking in jeans in the rain just because you went to the dentist in the morning and forgot to bring appropriate pants is not recommended. Leave the trail between main peak and SE peak at its southern end where a ribbon trail can be faintly made out. I went directly up and over first false summit (SW) and then to top of S false summit which in the fog and rain looked higher than the north SE summit. Lots of slide alder and dense treefall in the creek drainage, possibly from recent ice storm last month. The bushwhack was slow going.

Addendum 3/19 - went back for another look. Visited all the high points with GPS in hand and turns out I was on the highest one after all.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:273 ft / 83 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:273 ft / 83 m
    Start Trailhead:1400 ft / 426 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Cedar/Squaks

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Cedar Mountain2012-02-21 a402 ft / 123 m
2Squak Mountain2012-02-21 b1669 ft / 509 m
3Squak Mountain-West Peak2012-02-21 c338 ft / 103 m
4Squak Mountain-Southeast Peak2012-02-21 d273 ft / 83 m
Total Trip Gain: 2682 ft / 818 m    Total Trip Loss: 164 ft / 50 m



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