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Ascent of Peak 1291 on 2015-03-21

Climber: Nate B

Date:Saturday, March 21, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 1291
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:1291 ft / 393 m

Ascent Trip Report

Weather was awesome but expected to be rainy all day thanks to Walter the weather guy, so limited plans for peak bagging. Daughter and I decided to advance our claim on completing the Blue Hills. Started out at rock quarry road gate and initially took wrong vertical road which ended in quarry with no option to continue. Back tracked out and continued on hill up to trail between summit.s which ended just shy of peak with oval 1240 ft contour line. Bushwhacked up remaining footage to nice clearing with fire pit. Hit high ground just out of clearing and descended down nice trail in direction of peak 1291.

At road between summits found a nice trail leading directly up to clear cut summit. By far my favorite Blue Hill peak. Awesome views of the Olympics with not one soul around. Ate lunch and headed down in about 25 minutes.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:955 ft / 291 m
    Total Elevation Loss:955 ft / 290 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Awesome
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:955 ft / 291 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 705 ft / 215 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Road then trail
    Start Trailhead:rock quarry Road gate  586 ft / 178 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:705 ft / 214 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    End Trailhead:586 ft / 178 m



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