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fzteNo summit but a nice hike
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2010

fzte

Started up the trail at 6:45am with headlamps. Clear skies and plenty of stars to be seen. Didn't encounter snow until a bit below 3000'. As we got higher we watched the neighboring peaks as they were engulfed by some pretty fierce clouds. Stopped for a snack at 3800' and watched the upper slopes of Granite vanish. We could hear the wind howling and it looked like even more weather was headed our way so we decided to turn back. Most of the clouds had burned off by the time we were back on the road. It was a good hike but climbing into a whiteout just didn't sound like tons of fun.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 2:40 pm

Bryan KTrip with Dad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2007

Bryan K

Hiked up here with my Dad. Great views and weather
Posted Oct 19, 2009 5:42 pm

ericwillhiteA few times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 1993

ericwillhite

First time up was in snow, topped out as another guy did from the other side..you had to be there I guess:)
Posted Oct 8, 2009 3:13 am

Coyotzinwith East King + my dad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Coyotzin

i was 5, no help
Posted Sep 26, 2009 5:18 pm

snowclimber12sunny  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

snowclimber12

very sunny and warm above the trees, fun hike but i wasn't expect california hiking weather in washington.
Posted Sep 14, 2009 11:15 am

bikejrHot but nice
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

bikejr

An early afternoon hike before Hawaii trip in the heat of a hot day, but at least breezy in open areas thus no major bug problems and no crowds.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 1:38 pm

WeatherManHot hot hot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

WeatherMan

Sizzling hot day last year when i went up. Lots of sun exposure up top so bring suncreen.
Posted Jul 22, 2009 12:11 pm

Merlin736A favorite!  Sucess!

Merlin736

Granite is a splendid day out in the snow (when conditions allow) or in the summer. The fall colors are tremendous too. The wide open spaces higher up with views gives Granite a classic alpine feel. Have seen both bluebirds and crossbills higher up.
Posted Mar 6, 2009 9:56 pm

Cascade ScramblerExcellent climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2009

Cascade Scrambler

Had beautiful weather while ascending the chute. Above treeline, the wind was gusting fairly strongly, and it was damn cold at the summit. Good times!
Posted Feb 1, 2009 8:02 pm

Kyle Bissellnice summer afternoon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

Kyle Bissell

Beautiful hike with wildflowers abound. Grade was steepish but very consistent
Posted Jan 12, 2009 8:16 pm

Curtissimolove this hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 1996

Curtissimo

first of many hikes up here. classic hike has a different face each season of the year.
Posted Dec 8, 2008 9:17 pm

DrunkcaballoInteresting Trip
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

Drunkcaballo

Climbed up the Avalanche chute. There was a dusting of snow near the summit. Great views of Ranier. I came back off the mountain to find my truck broken into though.
Posted Oct 15, 2008 12:17 am

bmwboarder7Good Night Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

bmwboarder7

Left at 1:30am and speed hiked to catch up to my buddies. We made it to the top by 4am and had a little bit of time before the sunrise, which was absolutely beautiful. Even hiked by just the moonlight for the meadow section. Saw two bears in different areas while coming down in the morning. A great way to climb this one, as we also realized we escaped the majority of the mosquitos and heat. There also was somebody sleeping in the tower at top... which we discovered at about 4am. Oops. Overall very amazing hike though.
Posted Aug 17, 2008 2:42 pm

cthomsontrail run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

cthomson

This was my trail run, and qute a run it was. Spent quite a bit of time walking due to the elevation change, but still managed to make it to the top in about an hour. Overcast the whole way until the ridge, where there was nothing but blue skies! Will be back!
Posted Jul 21, 2008 12:57 am

wildstarMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2008

wildstar

Great views and a fun hike. Climbed with Jon and Marcus.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 5:26 pm

Dan WinterGood Granite!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2008

Dan Winter

A fun trip with the Seattle Mountaineers.I have climbed this mountain about 5 times by several routes in all seasons.By far the funnest summit was with my 8 month old daughter on 7/18/09
Posted May 15, 2008 9:43 am

lukicGood training hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2008

lukic

I really wish that they left the lookout unlocked. It would have been nice to eat lunch out of the wind.
Posted May 7, 2008 8:45 pm

BKWNice Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

BKW

Did this one while my wife was getting her nails done in North Bend. I had to run a good portion of it. Nice climb with plenty of snow on top. Good views.
Posted Apr 4, 2008 6:59 pm

Andy DeweyFun Winter Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2008

Andy Dewey

Combined with Tusk O Granite and Pratt Mtn. Great trip, nice views and an awesome day.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 1:40 pm

ecobikerCloudy Mist  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2007
Although the climb went well, the entire peak was whited out all day. No views from the top and most of the flowers had already passed their prime. Cold wet trip in July. What a bummer. But we still had a good time and were glad to be outside.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 8:37 pm

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