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RedwicWorth The Extra Effort  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

Redwic

Due to the partial closure of the Suiattle River Road, not due to open further until late October, this trip to Green Mountain became a 35-mile roundtrip jaunt. At least I was able to use my bike for 2/3 of the total route.

Once out of the thick forest, the trail switchbacked up through steep meadows. This section of the trail was very overgrown, with plants growing above my head in places. This is due to limited maintenance and little usage the trail has received during the past 11 years of the Suiattle River Road closure. Once over the ridge, I hit consistent snow. The snow continued into the lake basin, the lake of which was frozen-over. The standard trail up to the ridge leading from south of the summit was snowbound and relatively unsafe, so I opted to take the mostly-snow route up open slopes southwest of the summit. I saw a few marmots along the route but no other wildlife. The approach was straightforward, and I found a well-defined trail atop the west ridge (possibly an escape route in case of fire?). The final walk and short Class 2 scramble got me to the summit and the lookout. Fantastic views in every direction.
Posted Aug 14, 2014 11:29 am

Snidely WhiplashMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2001

Snidely Whiplash

Successful outing after the previous year, when I somehow developed a fever on the climb and couldn't understand why everyone was passing me on the trail, including an old lady and a little kid. I had to lie down for about 1/2 hour to gather enough strength to get down the trail.
Posted Nov 26, 2013 10:21 pm

tcingrumGreen  Sucess!

tcingrum

Lotta green
Posted Sep 28, 2012 11:45 pm

kevinsaGreen Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1994

kevinsa

Great hike, great views.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 10:20 pm

breauxtrahnHot and buggy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005

breauxtrahn

I can't recommend this hike for anyone until september. The views are awesome.
Posted Dec 8, 2010 8:05 pm

ericwillhiteSometime in 04  Sucess!

ericwillhite

Took my wife, sister-in-law and dog to the summit. Wow, what a view, and a forest fire on a nearby mountain as well torching 150 foot trees! Map and pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/green_mountain/suiattle_050.htm
Posted Oct 7, 2009 1:00 am

CurtissimoDate Climbed: Late Summer / Early Fall 1998  Sucess!

Curtissimo

this is one of the most sccenic hikes anywhere in Washington!
Posted Dec 13, 2008 4:37 pm

jboldt1971Great Views  Sucess!

jboldt1971

Great hike with amazing views, especially of Glacier Peak. Lots of mosquitos! The lookout was accessible when I climbed it.
Posted Oct 20, 2008 11:54 am

sprossedaRoute Climbed: standard trail Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

sprosseda

Fun and fast hike. Up and down in 3 hours with trail running. Pretty meadows, flowers and great view of main cascade crest. Glacier Peak stands close, by so obviously awesome view of it.
Posted Jan 26, 2006 4:27 pm

ericnoelDate Climbed: September 6th 2002  Sucess!

ericnoel

Great hike. This is perhaps one of the easiest and most accessible hikes that will give you views into some of the prime Glacier Peak Wilderness area. I visited the same week that the lookout in 2002 that the lookout was taken down for a scheduled three year offsite refurbishing.
Posted Oct 21, 2005 7:55 pm

magellanRoute Climbed: Trail # 782 Date Climbed: July 2, 2004  Sucess!

magellan

This truly is a Cascade Classic! 2:15 to the TH from north Seattle in the sedan. Start high and get higher. A quick walk through mature forest brings you to the meadows Green Mt. is famous for. Lupine, Paintbrush, Tiger Lily, and Columbine are rioting. Time passes quickly on the well graded, no obstacle path. Plenty of fresh water filling the creeks in the basin where people camp. Watch for marmots! The switchbacks definitely steepen for the last long mile to the top. No lookout in site, but the views, oh, the eye-candy! Perhaps 100 named peaks are visible from here, with Dakobed (Glacier Peak) stealing the show. During lunch we were treated to an immature eagle hunting nearby. Wings back, he made a wooshing sound as he dove towards his prey. In a similar situation, we heard, then watched as a local fighter jet buzzed his way down the Suiattle, about 4000' below us.

8 miles R/T, 3000' gain, 2:10 up, 1:35 down
Posted Sep 7, 2005 12:09 am

SummitQueenRoute Climbed: main trail Date Climbed: Late 80s-Early 90s

SummitQueen

Hiked the trail with my family when I was only a toddler. From what my parents tell me, I climbed the majority of the trail myself, even as a little kid. Heh. Can't remember much, however, so I hope to revisit Green Mountain again.
Posted Jan 27, 2005 1:12 pm

Corey BiglerRoute Climbed: main trail Date Climbed: August 10, 2003  Sucess!

Corey Bigler

great trail with great views
Posted Jan 20, 2005 12:02 pm

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