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Ascent of North Marrowstone Island High Point 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:North Marrowstone Island High Point
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:180 ft / 54 m

Ascent Trip Report

Immediately entering the state park off Flagler Road is a another dirt lot parking (requires a Discovery Pass). I had a temp pass from the internet still. Parked and headed first down hill to the right and found the 100 foot contour to make it some bit of a hike (earn it) and made that my TH. We walked east up to USGS spot elevation 146 and continued to the cliff edge hoping for a fantastic view of the sound but the vegetation was so high you could not look down and get depth only look outward. We returned the same way with Karen going back to the car to read so I continued west on the same trail passing the 3-inch anti aircraft battery gun emplacement remains followed the USGS offroad trail turned right and headed up to the highpoint. There is a very tall water tank near the HP. A slight bushwhack is necessary to touch the HP and stinging nettle stung me through my nylon hiking pants. Oh well!

This is one of two candidate island highpoints but I was more interested in the fact that it was a "State Park" highpoint which I prefer as an activity since they are always on public land and trespassing is not an issue.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:178 ft / 54 m
    Total Elevation Loss:98 ft / 29 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:65F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:178 ft / 54 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 80 ft / 24 m; Extra: 98 ft / 29m
    Loss on way in:98 ft / 29 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:trail east to water/trail west to HP
    Start Trailhead:low contour esat of Flager Rd  100 ft / 30 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 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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