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Ascent of Strawberry Mountain on 2014-10-04

Climber: Craig Willis

Others in Party:Paul Michelson -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 4, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Strawberry Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5863 ft / 1787 m

Ascent Trip Report

I typically do not repeat many peaks but I made an exception for Strawberry Mountain. I am probably one of the only non-hunting, non-tribal hikers who has visited this peak twice... let alone during the same year. However, I wanted to help Paul Michelson reach the lookout tower and the summit area is worth a second visit. Plus, I was interested in seeing how the terrain was different when comparing visits with and without snowpack.

During my first visit I brought strawberries to the summit. This time I brought strawberry milk. Next time? I doubt there will be a next time but if there is then perhaps strawberry ice cream or a strawberry daiquiri.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1000 ft / 304 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Trailhead:4863 ft / 1482 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy



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