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Ascent of Mount Ellinor on 2015-05-28

Climber: ROGER HAGERMAN

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, May 28, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ellinor
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5920 ft / 1804 m

Ascent Trip Report

Departed the house at 0710 and arrived at the lower TH at 0830. Started out at 0842 and covered the first 1500 ft in one hour. Around 4700 ft I spotted a goat on the rocks above but maybe 200 meters away. I lost sight of the goat around 4900 ft. Once I got to about 5100 ft I turned a corner and the goat was only 20 ft away directly above me on the trail looking right at me. I stood my ground and talked in a normal but calming tone. The goat soon turned and headed up the trail. I had to follow at his pace for the next 400 ft. This is when "Steph" came up behind me (24 year old Nurse from Seattle). I summited at 1109 and stayed at the top for 35 minutes while I ate lunch and snapped a few photos. Headed down with Steph and she was moving pretty fast. We departed at 1144 and arrived at the TH at 1312. I drove straight home and arrived around 1445. The pace was quick as I was trying to push myself as fast as I could go. I was smoked by the end.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3260 ft / 993 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Trailhead:Lower TH  2660 ft / 810 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Temp was 72 at Lower TH
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 2 Hours 27 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 1 Hours 28 Minutes



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