Ascent of Mount Columbia on 2006-08-26
|Date:||Saturday, August 26, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Elevation:||14073 ft / 4289 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHoo Boy. Lots of character-building on this one. The weather was lousy pretty much all day long, and I was not prepared for it. We had a few episodes of steady rain on the way up, but then a storm rolled in as we were coming down. The wind really picked up, and we had some graupel. That was not pleasant at all. There were a few crashes of very loud thunder as well. The sky did clear up as we arrived back at treeline. I climbed Columbia with my sister and Kate.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4147 ft / 1264 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Thunderstorm, Cool, Breezy, Overcast|
| Gain on way in:||4147 ft / 1264 m|
| Route:||North Cottonwood Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||North Cottonwood Trailhead 9926 ft / 3025 m|
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