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Ascent of Dark Peak on 2015-06-06

Climber: Patty Cokus

Others in Party:Sean Albert -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Noel Howe
John Thomas
Date:Saturday, June 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dark Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8504 ft / 2592 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got off work Friday, June 5th, about 2pm. Sean flew up from San Jose, CA as he had assisted John De Wit's hot demo for the Glass Art Society conference that morning. Picked him up at the light rail station, grabbed our gear at home and then drove to Noel's house about 3:15pm.

Noel, John Thomas, Sean and I drove out to Lake Chelan and the Chelan float plane. My first tiny plane/float plane ride! Beautiful yellow plane and blue water and sky...I ask what seat offers the smoothest ride? Pilot: They all ride the same... The plane only fits about 6 - 5 of us plus all our packs. Took off around 6pm I think for the roughly 30min ride - super cool views and a bit bumpy up closer to Stehekin where the lake narrows and the mountains get steeper. Great smooth landing though and our specially arranged van driver was waiting for us on the dock. What a character!

Quick bathroom trip and snickers purchase then the van ride down the dirt road to the trailhead.

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