Ascent of Mount Aix on 2015-06-26

Climber: Josey Coleman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, June 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Aix
    Elevation:7766 ft / 2367 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pretty straight forward hike up to a fun bit of scrambling at the end. Didn't see any mountain goats, but an F-16(?) buzzed straight over head. It probably was only a few hundred feet off the ground. On the way down I really started suffering from heat exhaustion. It was well over 100 degrees down in Naches, and the sun was really strong. I filled up one of my water bottles with snow and used it to cool down about every 1/4 mile. It ended up taking just as long to get down as it did to get up with all my stopping for water/ my snow bottle. Eventually made it back to my car and cranked the ac, then drove down to Yakima to get a McDonald's cheeseburger and a Gatorade. Those really fixed me up again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4601 ft / 1401 m
    Extra Gain:251 ft / 76 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.6 mi / 20.3 km
    Route:Mt Aix trail
    Trailhead:Trailhead  3667 ft / 1117 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear

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