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Date Thursday  7/18/2019
End Date Sunday  7/21/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Mt. Olympus
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Roger Kilcoyne
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Waitlist Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult EIII
Trail Mileage 0
Elevation Gain 7200
Driving Distance 0

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Where else can you start in a rain forest and finish on a glacier. The mountain requires over 5000' of elevation gain by its shortest route, one of only 12 Washington County Highpoints to do so. The mountain is one of only seven "Ultra" peaks (i.e. mountains with over 5000' of prominence) in Washington. The mountain is also considered one of the 20 most technically difficult county highpoints in the lower 48 States, also known as "Apex" peaks. These aspects make the mountain only one of ten total "Triple Crown" county highpoints in the lower 48 States. "Triple Crown" county highpoints are those with at least 5000' of gain, at least 5000' of prominence, and on the "Apex" list of most technically difficult peaks.

Completion of HAMS is a requirement for this trip. Register with Leader Roger Kilcoyne, rdk9689@hotmail.com

Day one, We will fly in on July 18th and drive ~4hours to the TH and hike into a campsite along the Hoh river trail. The mice are thick as thieves and it’s recommended you bring something to hang your food. Also, adequate rain gear is mandatory as we will be starting in a rain forest. Hiking in tennis shoes or lightweight hikers is recommended as the Hoh River trail is a Class One trail. Day two, we will hike up to a basecamp and climb the morning of Day 3. After summiting and taking a long nap, we will head back down the trail and stop somewhere along the Hoh River trail or hike all the way out and stay in a hotel. Finish the hike out and fly home Day 4.


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