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Ascent of Cave Ridge on 2011-09-04

Climber: Chad Straub

Others in Party:Maverick(k9)
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cave Ridge
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5270 ft / 1606 m

Ascent Trip Report

I dropped down on Cave Ridge from the Snow Dome after hitting Snoqualmie Mountain Summit. Other than a few tricky boulder fields there are quite a few decent boot trails on eastern Snoqualmie, as well as Cave Ridge. I noticed something shiny on the eastern peak of Cave Ridge from Snoqualmie but on the way to get a closer look I got distracted filtering water for myself and Maverick at a small pond just below it, and headed to the summit only to learn when I returned home that it was a phone booth that someone hauled up as an art piece.

There is an excellent selection of camping spots on the ridge, and at least three entrances to some caves. There is plenty of exploring to draw me back here in the future. On to Guye Peak!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:170 ft / 51 m
    Total Elevation Loss:650 ft / 198 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:170 ft / 51 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Bootpath
    Start Trailhead:Saddle to Snoqualmie Snow Dome  5100 ft / 1554 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:650 ft / 198 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Bootpath
    End Trailhead:Saddle to Guye Peak  4620 ft / 1408 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Snoqualmie to Guye Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Snoqualmie Mountain2011-09-043178 ft / 969 m
2Cave Ridge2011-09-04170 ft / 52 m
3Guye Peak2011-09-04548 ft / 167 m
Total Trip Gain: 3896 ft / 1188 m    Total Trip Loss: 3896 ft / 1187 m



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