Ascent to Bonanza Peak-Cloudy Pass on 2016-06-29

Climber: Michael Lewis

Others in Party:Josh Lewis
Date:Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Bonanza Peak - Cloudy Pass
    Elevation:6438 ft / 1962 m
    Remaining Elevation:3073 ft / 936 m (36% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Our route was insane starting from Darrington. A nice guy named Jake gave us a ride from the beginning of the Suiattle River road to Sulphur Creek Campground which shaved off 29 miles or so. Even with that boost we got to Cloudy pass where I realized we had less than 48 hours to go climb Bonanza then race back to Darrington. I was not confident I could cover that distance in my current shape within the time limit so I decided we call it off before we couldn't make the bus home. Even with Jake's help, this was the longest rush job I've ever done and would have been over 120 miles if we made it. I don't think I'll do this route again even though it is pretty.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7646 ft / 2329 m
    Total Elevation Loss:9088 ft / 2769 m
    Round-Trip Distance:75 mi / 120.7 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Bicycle, Ice Axe, Bivouac
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5446 ft / 1659 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4446 ft / 1355 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m
    Loss on way in:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:23 mi / 37 km
    Route:PCT North/Lyman Lake
    Start Trailhead:Sulphur Creek Campground  1992 ft / 607 m
    Time:1 Days 6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:8088 ft / 2465 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5888 ft / 1795 m; Extra: 2200 ft / 670m
    Gain on way out:2200 ft / 670 m
    Distance:52 mi / 83.7 km
    Route:PCT North
    End Trailhead:Darrington  550 ft / 167 m
    Time:1 Days 6 Hours 

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