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Hall Mountain
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Hall Mountain

 
Hall Mountain

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Washington, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 48.80660°N / 117.255°W

Object Title: Hall Mountain

Elevation: 6323 ft / 1927 m

 

Page By: dluders

Created/Edited: May 18, 2005 / May 21, 2005

Object ID: 154082

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Overview


Located in the Selkirk Range in NE Washington State, Hall Mountain rises high above the east shoreline of Sullivan Lake. The hike from the Noisy Creek Campground (at the south end of the lake) is strenuous -- nearly 3,800 vertical feet in 7.1 miles via the Noisy Creek Trail 588 and the Hall Mountain Trail 540.

Although Hall Mountain is only the 39th-highest peak in Eastern Washington, it's prominence and the long uphill stretch draws those looking for a challenge.

Bighorn Sheep and some Black Bears are in this area. The Salmo-Priest Wilderness is just to the northeast, and one can see into British Columbia, Canada on a clear day.

A 1926 forest fire burned most of the large timber, so the surrouding cedar and fir forest is relatively young.

From the summit, there are unobstructed views of Molybdenite Mountain to the south, Calispell Peak to the SW, Abercrombie Mountain and Hooknose to the NW, Sullivan Peak to the north, and Grassy Top Mountain to the SE.

Getting There


Take U.S. Highway 2 northeast from Spokane, WA to Highway 211, just west of Diamond Lake. Drive north on 211 and onto Highway 20 north along the west shoreline of the Pend Oreille River. At Tiger, keep going north on Hwy 31 to Sullivan Lake Road (County Road 9345) just south of Ione, WA. If you have entered downtown Ione, you’ve gone too far. Cross the bridge across the river, and head northeast 8.4 miles on Sullivan Lake Road to the Noisy Creek Campground, at the south end of Sullivan Lake.


When To Hike


Hike during the snow-free season (mid-May through October). One can probably snowshoe the trail during the winter, but portions are quite narrow.

Camping


Camping is possible 200 feet down from the summit of Hall Mountain.

To reserve the Noisy Creek Campground during the busy season (Memorial Day through Labor Day), log onto this ReserveUSA site.

Mountain Conditions


Contact the Sullivan Lake Ranger District, 12641 Sullivan Lake Road, Metaline Falls, WA 99153; telephone (509) 446-7500.

The National Weather Service has an automated weather observation station at Bunchgrass Meadow, about 10 miles SE of Hall Mountain near Molybdenite Mountain. Located at elevation 5,000 feet, this station is a good indicator on mountain weather conditions: Bunchgrass Meadow .

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Images

Southwards view from Hall...A little hazy but at center...This log bridge crosses Noisy...Topo map shows 5.8-mile-long...Ruins of the old fire lookout...Hall Mountain is east of...View southwest towards...
Crossing Noisy Creek via a...Summit view towards the westSnow cornice on the north...View to the northeast towards...Campsite is on meadow 200...View of campsite meadow...Walking through the US Forest...