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calijetfxrRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulley Date Climbed: December 10,2005  Sucess!

calijetfxr

A beautiful day for summiting this mountain. There were large talus fields about halfway up the ridge to the West of the avalanche gulley. The summit was clear and wind was not an issue. I camped on the summit and the wind stayed calm until about 06:45 when it picked up significantly. All in all, a great trip.
Posted Dec 11, 2005 3:31 pm

m2rainierRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: September 1998  Sucess!

m2rainier

Climbed with my cousin in late September 1998. There was a bit of early season snow, but the climbing was fun and the views from the top are beautiful.
Posted Oct 24, 2005 2:28 am

ericnoelDate Climbed: July 24th 2003  Sucess!

ericnoel

Pleasant hike with lovely flowers in season.
Posted Oct 21, 2005 8:28 pm

diceyRoute Climbed: various Date Climbed: many  Sucess!
Good training hike
Posted Sep 21, 2005 1:11 am

dysctiRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: 2002  Sucess!

dyscti

Fun hike, have to do this again.
Posted Sep 21, 2005 12:24 am

runnerodb83Route Climbed: Granite Mountain Trail Date Climbed: September 3rd, 2005  Sucess!
Continuously steep grade till the lower meadows, the last push to the summit is also a steep hiking grade. Views are awesome however. Will take west granite arm next time.
Posted Sep 5, 2005 11:42 pm

pokeystikDate Climbed: August 14, 2004  Sucess!

pokeystik

I went with my friend, Alainna. We ate huckleberries on the way up and I got a super, bloody blister on the way down (needed new socks). There was actually someone stationed at the fire lookout. She was a 19 year old staying up there by herself... BRAVE. She says that you can write the forest service and volunteer for specific lookouts. I never knew that... The trip was almost spoiled by the crowd, including a woman who wouldn't shut up about politics. And although I agreed with her views, her non-stop preaching (to EVERY SINGLE PERSON who reached the lookout!) made me want to strangle her!
Posted Aug 11, 2005 1:10 am

gimpilatorRoute Climbed: main trail Date Climbed: May 2005

gimpilator

A bit of snow on the top as expected this time of year. We took a wrong turn and ended up scrambling up the boulder ridge to the top. It was more fun doing a scramble anyway. Good views, nice gain.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 2:22 pm

bbirtleRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: July 25, 1999  Sucess!

bbirtle

Short little climb on a fine Saturday. Views a little spoiled until right at the top by the massive highway below. Once over the ridge, a very fine parorama to the North.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 11:08 am

ilukaRoute Climbed: Traverse from West Granite Peak to Granite Peak Date Climbed: November 20, 2004  Sucess!

iluka

The standard route to the summit is pretty dull and VERY crowded. We made this one a bit more interesting but doing a traverse from West Granite Peak to Granite Peak in early winter. Gaining the ridge onto West Granite is a bit of a challenge with a little bushwhacking but once on the ridge, the route is easily visible. We hit it a bit too early in the winter season when there wasn't quite enough snow which made the climb to the top of West Granite a bit trick -- walking up a big talus slope with only 6-8 inches of snow on top of the rocks. Once on top of that, the remainder of the route was pretty straight forward.
Posted May 21, 2005 8:49 pm

Jeffrey ZickertRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: March 24, 2005  Sucess!

Jeffrey Zickert

We had a nice day to hike. There was snow starting at about 3000 ft, but it never got deep enough to snowshoe. The shoots were all clear of snow so there was no avlanche danger.
Posted May 3, 2005 11:34 am

lmc1975Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 5/1/5  Sucess!
Dipped off the ridge to traverse the north bowl. Lots of slushy snow but good weather.
Posted May 2, 2005 7:08 pm

Corey BiglerRoute Climbed: main trail Date Climbed: several times  Sucess!

Corey Bigler

Encountered my firsy bear, hiking here in August, 04.
Posted Jan 20, 2005 12:00 pm

Phil DeckerRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 10.16.04  Sucess!

Phil Decker

Cold - windy - rainy = only few people.

Nice day hike into a great alpine meadow.

I would advise hiking this in September for the great fall color.

Many books indicate the 8 mile round trip takes 8 hours... not the case.

You can reach the summit in about 2 hours @ a good pace.

Posted Oct 18, 2004 11:17 am

DundeelRoute Climbed: Pratt Lake Trail Date Climbed: 1970s  Sucess!

Dundeel

High School hiking club.
Posted Sep 23, 2004 12:07 am

mcmedvedRoute Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: August 30, 2003  Sucess!

mcmedved

A fun hike amid early autumn colors. Many nice views.
Posted Jun 28, 2004 1:33 pm

sublimesalamanderRoute Climbed: Trail 1016 Date Climbed: June 23, 2004  Sucess!

sublimesalamander

This is a was a great conditioner with a dose of rock scramble for desert.



Jess
Posted Jun 24, 2004 1:01 am

skookRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!

skook

Great views from the lookout. Nice day hike.
Posted Apr 12, 2004 9:46 pm

dmujaRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 30th, 2003  Sucess!

dmuja

Beautiful Hike! Next time I find the scramble route and rent the lookout ;-)
Posted Mar 24, 2004 10:49 pm

pauleRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2004  Sucess!

paule

It was a beautiful day to climb this mountain. The snow was very deep, but was more solid and stable from just above the tree line and on toward the summit. Despite the gorgeous day, very strong winds generated a sea of spindrift on the summit. The massive cornices and the view of Glacier Peak topped the day's drama.
Posted Feb 23, 2004 7:52 pm

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