Attempt at Mount Kent 4/21/16

Blow Downs
Blow Downs

The blow downs, which were numerous (a common theme this winter and spring) were not what stopped me and Mark Garrett from reaching Mt. Kent summit.  There was just too much snow.  We kept losing the trail:

Where the heck is the trail?
Where the heck is the trail

We had to scramble straight up the side of the mountain on several occasions.  Once, we found our progress stymied by a cliff that led to a waterfall.  We scrambled straight up from there.

I think this is not a hike that can be done with so much snow around.  We will try it again later in the year.

Mark in the talus field
Mark in the talus field
But the views are nice
But the views are nice

So, if reaching your goal is a requirement for success, we failed.

If getting a vigorous workout (and how!) and having fun are you goals, the hike was a success.

Mark’s trip report on the WTA website:

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/trip-reports/trip_report.2016-04-21.4230816775

Visualization of the hike:

http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/by/djhiker/trying-to-get-to-mount-kent/#.VxqRlJXlsbw

 

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