Ascent to Whitehorse Mountain-Lone Tree Pass on 2016-02-23

Climber: Michael Lewis

Others in Party:Josh Lewis
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Whitehorse Mountain - Lone Tree Pass
    Elevation:4900 ft / 1493 m
    Remaining Elevation:1940 ft / 591 m (30% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Attempted Whitehorse over night with my brother Josh. We took the bus out to Darrington, rode bikes to the old trailhead for the Neiderprum Trail and after hitting snow plowed through waist deep powder to Lone tree Pass. We made great time but the snow had exhausted my energy and we were worried about how loose and deep it would be higher on the mountain. We tried to give Whitehorse ridge a try as a consolation prize but couldn't figure out the route in the dark so we turned back at about 1am making it to the bus stop by 5am. The owner of the gas station was kind enough to let us in to stay warm until the bus arrived.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4822 ft / 1469 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4822 ft / 1469 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Bicycle, Ice Axe, Crampons, Snowshoes
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Frigid, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4482 ft / 1366 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4442 ft / 1354 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Neiderprum Trail
    Start Trailhead:Hwy 530/Mine Road  458 ft / 139 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4782 ft / 1457 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4442 ft / 1354 m; Extra: 340 ft / 103m
    Gain on way out:340 ft / 103 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Neiderprum Trail
    End Trailhead:Hwy 530/Mine Road  458 ft / 139 m

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