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Ascent of Peak 955 on 2018-05-05

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 5, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 955
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:955 ft / 291 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy and surprisingly good views. After completing Gold Mountain which is a long slog for very few views, I did this extra credit across the road from the main parking lot for Gold and Green Mountains. There is a gate but no signs saying not to climb this. You can run up the maintenance roadway past all the downed logs and you end up circling to the backside of this small hill and having totally unobstructed views of the snow covered glaciers of the peaks on Olympia peninsula. Uneventful. 1 mile up and just short of a 300 foot prominence peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:305 ft / 92 m
    Total Elevation Loss:30 ft / 8 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:60F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:290 ft / 88 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 275 ft / 84 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Maintenance Road
    Start Trailhead:Discovery Pass Parking  680 ft / 207 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Gain on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Seattle-6

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Gold Mountain2018-05-05 a1471 ft / 448 m
2Peak 9552018-05-05 b305 ft / 93 m
3North Marrowstone Island High Point2018-05-05 c178 ft / 54 m
5Morgan Hill2018-05-05 e50 ft / 15 m
6Artillary Hill2018-05-05 f235 ft / 72 m
7Goose Rock2018-05-06 a634 ft / 193 m
8Pass Island High Point2018-05-06 b198 ft / 60 m
10Denny Hill2018-05-08190 ft / 58 m
Total Trip Gain: 3261 ft / 993 m    Total Trip Loss: 763 ft / 233 m



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