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|Nice page. As a minor correction, the 3064 spot refers to the tower elevation. As you note, this is not quite the summit and in fact a close inspection of the map shows a 3080+ contour where the summit is. So the summit elevation should be 3080+ rather than 3064. Thanks for your work on this page.|
|Posted Apr 14, 2009 2:26 pm|
|Thanks for seeing that. Correction has been noted. This mountain is a great snowshoe trip in high avy danger and I hope get back there next January with my wife and others.|
|Posted Apr 15, 2009 1:05 am|
|I was out there today (April 24, 2009) and the Sultan Basin Road was closed at the point where it turns to gravel. There are construction signs blocking the road. Luckily I was on a motorcycle and therefore able to squeeze by the signs.|
|Posted Apr 24, 2009 8:09 pm|
|EastKing||Re: Road Closed|
|Thanks for the update. I will updated my page. Take and see you soon.|
|Posted Apr 25, 2009 2:28 am|
|Redwic||Fire Lookout Info...|
|In 1936, the Washington Division of Forestry (the predecessor of Washington DNR) built a fire lookout on the western end of Blue Mountain at 2787' elevation (i.e. not on the summit). The fire lookout was an 84' tall, treated timber, L-6 tower. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decommissioned and destroyed the lookout in 1969.|
|Posted Mar 31, 2010 1:36 pm|
|-> You should remove the "Disclaimer" section and notes regarding the closure that occurred during 2009. The closure was only temporary, and Snohomish County (usually PUD) sometimes does such temporary road closures, where the road changes from paved to gravel, due to severely icy/snowy road conditions and/or road maintenance. This is not a regular occurrence.|
-> The turnoff for Blue Mountain Road is 12.7 miles up Sultan Basin Road from Highway 2.
->Sultan Basin Road changes from paved to gravel 10.2 miles from Highway 2. Then it is another 2.5 miles to the road intersection with Blue Mountain Road. Hence, if a temporary road closure happens at the paved-to-gravel location in the future, expect to road-walk/bike/snowshoe an additional five miles roundtrip.
-> A current notation on the page says there are views of Wallace Lake from near the summit. That is not true. Wallace Lake is at a totally different area/direction, and blocked by several ridges. I believe you meant to type Spada Lake.
-> It is also possible to approach Blue Mountain from the south. At approximately 6.3 miles up Sultan Basin Road from Highway 2, there is a gated road on the leftside (northside) of Sultan Basin Road. Hike northward up the road, temporarily curving around the western side of "Baby Blue", and then follow the switchbacking road up the south slopes of Blue Mountain until reaching the summit ridge a short distance west of the true summit area.
|Posted Jan 2, 2012 5:46 pm|
|EastKing||Re: Some Updates...|
|Thanks Redwic. Many of the corrections have been noted. I also planned to add a map of both route in the coming days.|
|Posted Jan 3, 2012 5:31 pm|
|Redwic||Re: Some Updates...|
|No problem. Nice page, nice peak. Outside of the seeming non-stop road-walking, there are some great views from several spots.|
|Posted Jan 3, 2012 9:00 pm|