Ascent of Artillary Hill on 2015-12-30
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 30, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Start at Home|
| Elevation:||280 ft / 85 m|
Ascent Trip ReportNot a real peak (not enough prominence), but decided to go out and grab one more hill before the end of the year. My wife and I stayed with my mom in Port Townsend over Christmas and this peak was just across the road in Fort Worden.
I ran down the main street of Fort Worden from Mom's house and took an unmaintained trail to the road leading up to Memory's Vault. I then started a steep scramble up a deer path that took me to the overlook just behind the old movie theater. From there, I headed due east to the high point, crossing over a false summit and spooking quite a a few dear in the process.
The summit is on top of an old command post and is marked by an old engine with the engraving "Hercules Power." Partly cloudy out and tress obstruct most of the views of the olympics and cascades.
After briefly exploring the command post, I headed back and took a road to the south back town to the main part of Fort Worden. Nice run.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||320 ft / 97 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||320 ft / 97 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.8 mi / 4.4 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1.5|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||270 ft / 82 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 220 ft / 67 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Loss on way in:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Route:||South Slopes|
| Start Trailhead:||Mom's house 60 ft / 18 m|
| Time:||12 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||270 ft / 82 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 220 ft / 67 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Gain on way out:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||1.6 mi / 2.6 km|
| End Trailhead:||Mom's house 60 ft / 18 m|
| Time:||18 Minutes|
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