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Brian JenkinsSkirting the storms  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

Brian Jenkins

With my buddy Bill. To trail hed from Spokane in 2.5 hours. My first time to this corner of Washington and it was much more lush that I thought it was going to be. Saw big bolts of lightning to the west on the drive up and big storms to the south once we were above the trees but they stayed to the south of us and we didn't have a problem with weather. In fact it was supposed to be in the 90's and the storms kept it a nice cool day up there. Nice views of Old Glory Mountain and other peaks in Canada as well as over into Idaho. Great day.
Posted Jul 1, 2013 1:48 am

kevinsaAbercrombie Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

kevinsa

Nice hike, good views - nothing else to say.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 9:41 pm

BKWFlume Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011

BKW

The access road was tricky to find. We were in a crossover SUV and bottomed out a time or two on the way to the trailhead. The trail was in great shape. It took a little over an hour and a half to get up and we were standing on the summit at 8:30am. There was a swarm of flies so we didn't linger. The views were expansive. There was still a fair amount of snow on the ridge.
Posted Jul 25, 2011 1:31 pm

JfglassworksFlume Creek Trail 502  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011
After speeding past the turn off for F.S. road 350, we wasted some time by driving some old logging roads before returning to Metaline for a bit of gas and to try finding the road. We found it and made it to the trail head 2 hrs later than we had hoped. Forest service rd 350 is well maintained as there is a repeater station just past the trail head. I drive a newer Toyota Tacoma and had zero problems with the access.

The trail is easy to find and is fairly well maintained, aside from the downed trees from recent storms (all easily navigated). We left the truck at 10am and topped out at 12:45pm. I have to say the spring at the first switchback is OUTSTANDING and the water is just like what I grew up drinking in the Sierras. (I personally like it better than Fern spring in Yosemite) We were alone on the mountain and only saw tracks from the previous day's hikers. We started to descend at 1:45 and made it to the truck by 3:30.

The views are great, terrain easy and manageable, and all around a good day hike. If it weren't for our 2 hours wasted, we would have hit up Hooknose Mtn, but now we have a reason to go back soon. The only animals we saw was 1 grouse, a couple of squirrels, and random birds. There is a log sheet at the trail head to sign in and out with.
Posted Jul 17, 2011 9:32 pm

RedwicBad Road, Nice Hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Redwic

I woke up very early that morning to summit Gypsy Peak, then headed to Colville to visit with some old friends. When I arrived in the city, I noticed it was only 11:00 AM and the weather forecast was good. I asked them if they would mind meeting for dinner rather than lunch, to allow me time to hike up Abercrombie that day rather then that evening or the following morning. That was fine with them. Thank goodness for the slightly revised plan, as the weather took a nasty turn that afternoon and evening after I arrived back at the truck from the hike. Also, my legs both got injured near the summit, and it was not fun hobbling 3.2 miles down the mountain, solo, with no other people nearby, with a storm approaching... but I did it. My legs appreciated my friends' offer to stay in a nice cozy guestroom bed that evening rather than a cramped truck. The views from the summit are spectacular and highly recommended, and the trail is excellent! The road is NASTY in places; bring a high-clearance vehicle! This was my 28th WA CoHP.
Posted Aug 9, 2010 12:47 am

spotlyTrail 117  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

spotly

With Brian. Good weather. My foot got too sore to continue on to Hooknose.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 8:06 pm

ericwillhiteCamped near top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007

ericwillhite

Carried my 1 year old and our camping gear to the summit ridge! http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/colville_national_forest/abercrombie_mountain_washington_117.htm

Posted Sep 29, 2009 1:04 pm

Ridgerunner755Trail 117  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2004

Ridgerunner755

I was working near Colville, so I climbed this one evening with a co-worker. Good trail and nice views. We saw a small black bear near the trailhead and a toad at about 7000'.
Posted Feb 11, 2007 2:18 am

DundeelTrail #117  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

Dundeel

Solo hiked to the top in light snow flurries. Wary of bears, I knocked my ice axe against a rock every couple hundred feet. Ran into a couple of hunters near the ridgetop who told me they had been trying to figure out for some time what that metallic clank was from down the mountain.
Had to slow down to pass through both a flock of turkeys and herd of cows on the Alladin Road. One farm pasture must have had close to three dozen deer in it. Cohp 44, WAhp 26.
Posted Oct 10, 2006 3:40 am

Dennis PoulinNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

Dennis Poulin

This was a nice hike on a cool day. A little cloudy so the views weren't so great. I did see a moose on the access road.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 10:37 pm

madmallardabercrombie via 117  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

madmallard

made a quick summit of this with an unexperienced friend. the paved roads going north toward silver creek road were recently repaved and in great shape. the silver creek road was still quite rough, but wider than past descriptions. I would not recommend it without a high clearance vehicle due to some deep washes (subarus would do fine). the trail has been recently cleared and was in superb shape for something so remote. wonderful day despite the large amount of haze that obscured the view.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 1:05 am

redsplashman23Route Climbed: Main Route Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

redsplashman23

Very easy hike to follow, trails the whole way. 3.8 miles to the top. Great workout, but well worth the views of Canada, Columbia River, and so on. It was a clear day and I could make out Mt. Spokane.



Posted Sep 12, 2005 9:40 pm

supreme744Route Climbed: Flume Creek TH Date Climbed: 6/20/05  Sucess!

supreme744

What a very nasty road to the trailhead. Getting to be just wide enough for a trail bike. needs a good brushing. Trail to Abercrombie is excellent. Great spring located just off the switchbacks with a nice pool formation. Also made the side trip to Hooknose peak from the summit.
Posted Jul 29, 2005 11:25 pm

nebbenRoute Climbed: Flume Trail Date Climbed: 7-21-05  Sucess!

nebben

Quick 2 hours up, 2 hours down. Great trail, and plenty of backpacking spots high up above the switchbacks. Beautiful mountain and great views all around.
Posted Jul 28, 2005 4:21 pm

dludersRoute Climbed: Abercrombie Mountain Trail No. 117 Date Climbed: August, 1995  Sucess!

dluders

I solo hiked this mountain, and didn't see any bears (luckily). The summit is a big rockpile, and I jumped atop one of those rock cairns to be on the highest point of Eastern Washington (about a foot higher than Gypsy Peak).



The mountain meadow halfway up the mountain is very pleasant. I recommend this peak for those wanting to "bag" a 7,000 footer without too much effort.
Posted May 21, 2005 4:17 pm

cascadeclimber1978Route Climbed: Trail #117 Date Climbed: August 18, 2004  Sucess!

cascadeclimber1978

I live north of Spokane and just wanted to do a day hike. Great views of the surrounding area from the top.
Posted Nov 26, 2004 2:26 pm

Martin CashRoute Climbed: Trail #117 Date Climbed: 10/3/04  Sucess!

Martin Cash

1 hour 55 minutes car to car with Mishell. More of a molehill than a mountain. I bet I could trailrun it in 55 minutes roundtrip by myself. Nice views of the Valhallas and Kokanee Glacier from the top.
Posted Oct 8, 2004 8:52 pm

thepluggerRoute Climbed: Trail #117 Date Climbed: September 22, 2002  Sucess!

theplugger

Ah yes, a nice climb, though chilly on the summit. The best part was the company we had on this trip, Bob and Dotty Martin (hiking icons in their own right) and our good friends, Bob and Rhonda Bolton.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 10:27 pm

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: Trail #117 Date Climbed: September 22, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

My wife joined me for this hike that we did with Bob and Dotty Martin, along with theplugger and her husband Jay. It was a cool and breezy day, and felt almost wintery on the summit. Great views, and great fun spending the second consecutive day hiking with a legend in his own time.
Posted Dec 19, 2003 1:07 am

DeanRoute Climbed: Trail #117 Date Climbed: July 25, 2003  Sucess!

Dean

On a day when the temperatures were hitting well over 100 in the Colville area, I decided to try and cool off by going after this peak. I had already spent the morning on Copper Butte in Ferry county so it was well after lunch before I hit the road towards Abercrombie.

Unfortunately, it didn't cool off very much even higher up but the breeze at the summit was great. It is a great hike to the summit and the views are expansive in all directions. The Kettle range is visible to the west, Canada to the north and Gypsy Peak to the east.



I was hurrying down from the summit when I hit a spot on the trail where my boot print was covered over by a huge track. On close examination, I realized it was a grizzly and not a black bear that had been very recently in this area. The tracks continued on across the trail and up the hill towards the summit area and the time elapsed from going up to the summit from this spot on the trail and coming back down was about an hour and ten minutes. Why didn't I pull out my camera and take a picture? It was in my day pack but I must admit to being spooked and since it was after 5:30 p.m. I was in a hurry to get back to my car. I must tell you that this gave me a good adrenaline rush and made the hair on my neck stand up. It wasn't ten minutes later that I met a solitary hiker heading up the trail with the intent of going to the summit. He was carrying one those huge tri-pods for a sunset effort he planned to make. Strapped to his hip was a large magnum revolver which he looked very comfortable carrying. When I asked him about the heat he was packing he just looked at me and said " Hey man, don't you know, this is grizzly country" Suspicions confirmed by a photographer named "Clinton" who wasn't swayed by my grizzly track story. Maybe he got some good pics of a large bruin from the summit of Abercrombie Mtn.
Posted Dec 18, 2003 4:17 pm

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