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:
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.
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:
Visualization of the hike: