Ascent of Peak 1320 on 2015-04-17

Climber: Nate B

Date:Friday, April 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 1320
    Elevation:1320 ft / 402 m

Ascent Trip Report

Last of the Blue hills. Due to the distance of the TH to the summit, opted for using a bike, albeit, a junker. Road required a lot of extra elevation. At about 1180 feet the road ends and there is a use trail that circumnavigates the summit by several feet. Not sure where it ultimately goes, but once I figured out it did not lead to the summit, I bushwhacked up the most seemingly closest route with the least shrubbery resistance. The summit was a nice clearing of moss with no views or any trace of visitation for that matter. Up against the clock for a kids birthday party we had to attend in about an hour and a half, I bushwhacked a different way down, hit the trail and headed back to the road. Awesome views of Seattle skyline, Tacoma, and the surrounding cascade mountain ranges from afar. Brought binoculars which made it quite enjoyable. Bike was awesome and couldn't imagine the trip without it.

Elevation and mileage is off bike. TH starts at 560 elevation and total mileage is 14 miles round trip.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:140 ft / 42 m
    Total Elevation Loss:140 ft / 42 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:140 ft / 42 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Start Trailhead:Rock quarry road  1180 ft / 359 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:140 ft / 42 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    End Trailhead:1180 ft / 359 m
    Time:50 Minutes

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