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Ascent of Stimson Hill on 2014-11-29

Climber: Nate B

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, November 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Stimson Hill
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2885 ft / 879 m

Ascent Trip Report

Snowed today in Everett so decided to hit some of the lower dumpster peaks for safety and speed as i had a lot to do before we move to Bremerton in a few days. Pretty steep nonetheless and hit up to half a foot of snow closer to top. Views were non existent. Interestingly, followed small game trail in fresh snow basically the entire way up. Saw some massive paw prints that traversed the trail about half way up as well. The way back down, i headed over to Mount Washington, the neighboring peak. No views from this peak as well, although a little past the summit I was able to get a view though nothing spectacular. Pretty tired on way back, ran into some hunters close to TH. Car to car with both peaks ~5 hrs. 1000 to 1450.....

Edit:
After review with no GPS, might not have tagged summit proper.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2165 ft / 659 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Frigid, Calm, White-out
Post sea level snow
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2165 ft / 659 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Start Trailhead:720 ft / 219 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
Ascent Part of Trip: WAlow

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1(Attempt) Stimson Hill2014-11-292165 ft / 660 m
2Mount Washington2014-11-29738 ft / 225 m
Total Trip Gain: 2903 ft / 885 m    Total Trip Loss: 1978 ft / 603 m



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