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Ascent of Marble Mountain on 2014-07-19

Climber: Bob Bolton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 19, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Marble Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4116 ft / 1254 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started walking just below the new berms in the old road, created when the land changed hands from the forest service to Pacificorp. (See Start Point lat/lon coordinates). I had been able to drive all the way up to what used to be FR8312 several years ago, but that's apparentlly no longer possible, and all roads I've investigated are now either gated or bermed. This starting point was the closest I could find. There were actually quite a few berms, the first few of which were made from the the deepest holes. There were also many trees felled over the old road until reaching the first junction showing on the maps, after which the road was great all the way to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1166 ft / 355 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Roads
    Trailhead:N46.12934 W122.12373  2950 ft / 899 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy



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