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Ascent of Little Huckleberry Mountain on 2015-02-14

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Elvis the dog
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, February 14, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Little Huckleberry Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4781 ft / 1457 m

Ascent Trip Report

A pleasant hike. Very easy trail on USFS land. The drive up the 66 road is car compatible. I arrived just as another party was leaving. Trail is well maintained with only 3 large logs to go around for Elvis. It's re-growth forest but fairly open and nice for most of the trip. The last push to the summit is a little more open and rocky. There are views of several volcanoes from the top with Adams looming large. The HP is clearly close to the top at the old LO area. This would make a nice early or late season hike. No snow at all on the peak which is amazing for February. Maybe 5 miles or so and 2000 feet of gain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1981 ft / 603 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Trail 49
    Trailhead:Road 66  3000 ft / 914 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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