Seattle and Putrid Pete's Peak
27-29 Oct. 2017
random trip report
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I fly up to Seattle to see various people, first and foremost David Gedye, the Godfather of volunteer computing. We get up at the crack of dawn, stop for provisions at the Mercer Island Starbucks, and do a modest (9 mile, 3,600' vertical) hike/run involving the quaintly-named Putrid Pete's Peak, Mount Defiance, and Mason Lake.
We chat with two other hikers at the top of Putrid Pete's Peak. We traverse across to Mt. Defiance but don't summit it because of time constraints.
We jog most of the way down, which is sort of a new thing for me.
Our moving time is 3.5 hours, which sounds really fast until Dave tells me he did the same hike with another trail runner last month in 2.5 hours.