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Ascent of Badger Mountain on 2016-05-03

Climber: Marion Bauman

Date:Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Badger Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4254 ft / 1296 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed Edward's directions easily to the area of the high point. Did not find the benchmark though I investigated in all directions and was within 25 yards of the recorded UTM location. My highest GPS elevation was 4245, within nine feet of the recorded elevation and I did not see higher ground on my travels.
There are numerous occupied residences in the area. Because the road with some gravel is now posted at various places, I inquired with a friendly neighbor for permission and he indicated that a new owner, who apparently has the higher ground, has over-reached with his postings since only a small portion of the better road crosses his property. My searching tended to contour slightly downhill from the plateau in order to not be visible from the area I supposed to be occupied by the unfriendly owner. I circled a relatively new well-maintained barn near the highpoint coordinates and did not see any benchmark or other notable markings.
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