Ascent of Gazzam Lake Hill on 2009-08-04
|Date:||Tuesday, August 4, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Boat|
|Peak:||Gazzam Lake Hill|
| Elevation:||375 ft / 114 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI thought I'd jump on the Bainbridge Ferry after work and ride my bike over to Gazzam Lake Park. I thought: "The park will have a local map with topos, trails, distances, etc.". The ferry ride over was great - got on the 6:20 pm and arrived in Bainbridge. I'd printed out a pretty sketchy road map and started pedalling. A few miles later and a few strenuous hill climbs on the bike and I was at the trailhead. No local maps, just a big wooden map kiosk with nothing on it. Tried to ride around on the trails and guesstimate where the high point was, but there was no way. I did find two big round water tanks and was curious if they might be somewhere close to the HP, but a later search confirmed they were not. It's all wooded in that area and the topography is not very dramatic: I'm sure I was in the vicinity of the HP, but will have to come back another day (with a GPS). Got back to the ferry terminal and got on the next ferry, was back in Seattle by 9:30 or so. Coming into Seattle on the ferry at night is one of my favorite things about the city.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||350 ft / 106 m|
| Trailhead:||25 ft / 7 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Bicycle|
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