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Ascent of Dow Mountain on 2013-03-16

Climber: Ken Russell

Others in Party:Paul Dobson
Date:Saturday, March 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dow Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2514 ft / 766 m

Ascent Trip Report

Stopped into the Lake Cushman Realty office. They said it would be OK for us to park at the Dow Mt Rd/Mt Jupiter Dr gate. They warned us not to drive in if the gate was open.

We took the west road option. Watch for the right turn at 1750. We continued to the end of the spur and wound up in some yards. Had to bushwhack back to the summit road. One patch of snow on the summit. No view.

Took the main road back down. Lots of houses. One person stopped to ask us what we were doing. He didn't really say "you're not supposed to be here", but he did suggest some better places to hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1794 ft / 546 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1794 ft / 546 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.7 mi / 10.8 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1794 ft / 546 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1694 ft / 517 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route:west road
    Start Trailhead:Dow Mt Rd gate  820 ft / 249 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1694 ft / 516 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Dow Mt Rd
    End Trailhead:Dow Mt Rd gate  820 ft / 249 m



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