Ascent of Mount Aix on 2015-06-26
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, June 26, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7766 ft / 2367 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPretty 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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