Ascent of Blowdown Mountain on 2014-02-08

Climber: Kevin DeFields

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, February 8, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blowdown Mountain
    Elevation:4560 ft / 1389 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed Mount Si trail to the base of the Haystack then turned east. At the intersection with the Mount Si Upper Connector Trail I followed footprint from the ascent earlier this week to the summit. Not having been here before, I'm not sure if there is an actual trail here or not but I have mapped it and submitted it to the Northwest Trails Project for future publication and the GPX is attached.

Microspikes or the equivalent are beneficial from about the 3 mile mark on the main trail to the base of the Haystack. Beyond that it was just soft snow but not deep enough that snowshoes would have been particularly beneficial.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3891 ft / 1185 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy
High clouds, 20°
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3891 ft / 1185 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route:Mount Si Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mount Si Trailhead  669 ft / 203 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kevin DeFields
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

Download this GPS track as a GPX file

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