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Ascent of Webb Mountain on 2016-01-30

Climber: Nate B

Date:Saturday, January 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Webb Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2773 ft / 845 m

Ascent Trip Report

We headed up the road to Webb Peak. With me not reading my directions closely, and seeing that we were supposed to park at the bifurcation. Adrian drove his jeep right up the old road to the fallen tree, smashing branches the whole way. We hopped out and walked the road until the even more eroded and overgrown road with the old gate posts and signs. We soon took a short cut going straight up the mountain due to better terrain in the trees vs old road. We emerged just shy of the summit, in time to see the 1936 old outhouse remaining from the lookout. The summit had about a foot of snow, and we located the geological survey marker. Adrian said we should descend straight down the other side of the summit which turned out to be a solid plan, dropping us right at the first old road intersection.

On the way out we drove past the lower lookout area with great views of the Hood canal. I saw from the road maps that we could getback to 101 from FR 2510 so we kept on. We encountered one huge log blocking the road about 4 miles from the summit, taking both Adrian and I to move it out of the way. This was all for naught when we arrived at Fulton Creek and discovered that the road had vanished, apparantly from a considerable washout. A massive drainage pipe remaining crippled in the water separating the road. We doubled back and took the long approach roads back to Hamma Hamma road, and 101.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:573 ft / 174 m
    Total Elevation Loss:573 ft / 174 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:573 ft / 174 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Road then bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Fallen tree  2200 ft / 670 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:573 ft / 174 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    End Trailhead:2200 ft / 670 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Low peak snow days

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Big Skidder Hill2016-01-301886 ft / 575 m
2Webb Mountain2016-01-30573 ft / 175 m
Total Trip Gain: 2459 ft / 750 m    Total Trip Loss: 2459 ft / 750 m



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