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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!


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!


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


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!


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!


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!


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

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


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!


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

Posted Jun 24, 2004 1:01 am

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


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

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


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!


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

sixsigmafoolRoute Climbed: Avalanche Chute Date Climbed: January 11, 2004  Sucess!
Snow started at the trailhead, and got deep around 3000'. Trail was well broken making snowshoes optional. First time climbing this route, and it felt much harder than the summer route. Might have been the snow. Windy on the ridge above the treeline, but not too bad at the Lookout. Nice views of the local Cascade peaks and a peak at Rainier and the Olympics. Long climb up was shortened considerably with quite a bit of glissading on the way down. 3hrs 30 mins going up, 6 hrs 20 mins round trip.
Posted Jan 11, 2004 8:19 pm

leejamsRoute Climbed: avalanche chute Date Climbed: November 22,2003  Sucess!


First time up here. WA in a cold snap and alot of rds washed out to other areas, we decided on just a day hike. About 3 inches of snow at the parking lot turned into about 3 feet of fluff at the start of the gulley. Once on the ridge the wind was howling with temps probably close to 20!. The ridge was interesting climbing with the boulder field just barely covered with snow. This made for many sucker holes and at times found ourselves up to our chest wallowing to get out. Came down the backside.
Posted Nov 23, 2003 4:31 pm

pauleRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: Sunday, May 18th, 2003  Sucess!


Starting with what would have been one of many solo summits, turned out to be a group climb, after meeting some wonderful climbers in the parking lot.

The trail was was wet and very muddy on the low end (as it often is), and consistent snow was reached after the second perennial waterfall crossing. Once we reached the meadows, we proceded straight up the south face to gain the bouldery southeast ridge, instead of going the general direction of the trail that follows to the basin on the northeast side, because of major cornices that were directly in the path. The weather was constantly changing from sunny and almost clear, to strong wind gusts, sleet, and low visibility. The rougher weather was short lived, fortunately until we were well off the summit and down the southeast ridge, before a significant northern front blanketed the summit.

Despite other cornices and undercut ledges, the Souteast Ridge was the safest route to the summit. Deep, and sometimes unstable snow made the trip longer than later in the season. Car to summit time: 3:17
Posted May 19, 2003 3:53 pm

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