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Boonie1McDonald Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

Boonie1

My folks live down at the bottom of the red route. Go up blue, come down red.
Posted Mar 10, 2014 11:46 pm

kevinsaMcDonald Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2013

kevinsa

Took the "blue" route as shown on the map. The first mile was absolutely terrible for the bike. I'm thinking bikers would prefer to use the "red" route, but I can't say for certain as I didn't go that way. At the gate just past the borrow pit, I noticed a restricted area sign. Not sure if it was strictly legal, but I took the "black" route via the ridge to the summit. Clear skies above 2800' with nice views of Rainier.
Posted Oct 26, 2013 2:26 pm

mariegNear home, many times  Sucess!

marieg

The road is pretty tore up lately, lots & lots of ditches dug out in the middle of the road for the first few mile. Lots and lots of ups. & downs. Kinda sucks now. Used to love this hike. Quick, fairly easy, and long. No crowds...the best part!
Posted Dec 14, 2012 11:59 pm

bigjoesmithMcDonald in Spring  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012
Sunny day in early April. More snow than I was expecting, but it has been a cold wet Spring. Constant snow started just above the prominent switchback at 2400. There did not appear to be any recent traffic beyond the turnoff to the radio tower.
Posted Apr 8, 2012 4:28 pm

RedwicSun, Snow, Chilly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2010

Redwic

A long, boring slog to the true summit. Uneventful, except for a little snow at the upper elevations. At least I have most of the western Washington "dumpster dive" P2Ks done with, as I have no need (or desire) for return trips to places such as this!
Posted Dec 30, 2010 9:35 pm

BKWQuick Morning Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2009

BKW

Despite a dismal forecast we hiked McDonald on Veteran's day. We were rewarded with clear skies and crystal clear views of the lowlands and Olympic Mountains. We pushed our bikes up to 2200 feet. Snow started at 2500 feet.
Posted Nov 14, 2009 12:36 am

ericwillhite2nd time success  Sucess!

ericwillhite

First time was a snowshoe to the communication site. Second time I was working on a timber sale up there so I drove most of the way. Perks of the DNR. McDonald Mountain Trip Report
Posted Oct 8, 2009 5:01 am

ericnoelMcDonald  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2007

ericnoel

Hey, this is one I climbed with Dean. On a bike, at least partly. We saw a bear trying to get at some red gatorade in a bottle.
Posted Oct 6, 2009 1:32 am

DeanBiked it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2007

Dean

Since McD is #117 on this list (prominence peaks of Washington), Eric Noel and I biked up (pushed them a lot uphill) most of the way and finished by hiking the last mile but the ride down was something to behold (I'm not a mtn biker, really). This list of john page is what helped us find the true highpoint:McDonald Mtn We had good weather.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 4:32 am

bikejrMcDonald on a sunny day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009

bikejr

It was a beautiful sunny day in contrast to 5 days later with rain and in and out views.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 1:35 pm

EastKingLast minute trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

EastKing

Went back to McDonald Mountain to finish off the mountain. It was the quickest 15 miles I have done (3 1/2 hours)
Posted Sep 7, 2009 9:52 pm

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