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Ascent of Little Beacon Rock on 2015-05-16

Climber: Austin D. Smith

Others in Party:Mark Smith
Will Howard
Emily Nagele
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 16, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Beacon Rock
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:720 ft / 219 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got this one coming down from Hamilton Mountain. Instead of taking the trail to the left back down to the lower parking lot, we took the one going to the right which goes to the upper parking lot. Once on the trail, Look for a small trail heading off to the right which takes you to the base of the peak. The trail is super easy to follow. You will come to a semi-open area with a set of 3 rock pillars right in front of you. That is not the true summit. Off to your right at the end of the trail is a small climbers trail heading up a hill. This is the trail to the true summit. Watch out for poison oak as it is on the sides of the trail but its easy to avoid. Great view of the George and Beacon Rock. Nice hike to come do after Beacon Rock if you need a bit more exercise!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Hamilton Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Hamilton Mountain TRHD  660 ft / 201 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Light Sprinkle
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Hamilton Mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Hamilton Mountain2015-05-16 a2158 ft / 658 m
2Little Beacon Rock2015-05-16 b80 ft / 24 m
Total Trip Gain: 2238 ft / 682 m    Total Trip Loss: 2238 ft / 682 m



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