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Mt Margaret Summit
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Mt Margaret Summit

 
Mt Margaret Summit

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Washington, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 47.38315°N / 121.33932°W

Object Title: Mt Margaret Summit

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Date Climbed/Hiked: Mar 19, 2012

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Spring

 

Page By: Jeb

Created/Edited: Mar 30, 2012 / Mar 30, 2012

Object ID: 783439

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From a walk in the park to true Mountaineering

The road to the trailhead is blocked by a snow bank, which didn't stop the snowmobiles that often recreate here. They packed the snow down nicely, which kind of made up for the noise and fumes that disturbed the hike. The tracks stopped on the end of Margaret's south ridge.

The rest of the way to summit was slow going, sinking past the knee at best and often to the hip with each step. I need some snow shoes, but being less than a half mile away, I couldn't stop yet. The last 1000' of the ridge line was cornice after deadly cornice, and I watched a substantial portion of one collapse down the hillside.

Dark clouds began rolling in just before I reached the summit so we hurried back hips burning through the deep powder. Snow began to fall a mile from the car, and continued to North Bend.

Images

Looking West from Mt Margaret

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