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Andy DeweyRoute Climbed: Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009

Andy Dewey

Biked from ferry terminal. It was a hard push up that hill, but all worth it for the ride down!! ~40 miles total. Quite a bit of snow the last few hundred feet, but none on the road.
Posted Apr 6, 2009 12:00 pm

RedwicI had to work for this one...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2009

Redwic

After being told the prior day that the gates would be open, leading to the summit, the first gate was closed... 3.7 miles from the summit. I hiked with a 30-lb. backpack while pushing my mountain bike (most of the ascent), then coasted down the mountain on the bike with relative ease (and speed).

From Little Summit to Mount Constitution, there was 1-2" of fresh snow (from the prior day's storm) on the road. I met three men at the summit who were surveying the metal communications tower. Apparently, the owner of the summit communications tower is tired of the vandalization happening to the tower by park visitors, and is contemplating tearing it down. But the old stone tower will remain, of course.

The views from the summit tower are breathtaking. Highly recommended summit. This was my third County Highpoint in Washington State.
Posted Mar 29, 2009 11:15 pm

Curtissimowith family + parents  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2003

Curtissimo

great views!
Posted Dec 20, 2008 4:53 pm

BKWWhew!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2005

BKW

That was quite a haul from the parking lot to the summit! At least fifty yards! I hardly had the energy to do stupid poses on that stone wall!
Posted Apr 4, 2008 7:02 pm

WoundedKneeSummit loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2008

WoundedKnee

Did loop, starting with Little Summit Trail. 3-4 inches of snow on top...didn't enjoy doing this one in tennis shoes.

The visit to Orcas Island and the hike itself were both very enjoyable. I'd recommend it highly.
Posted Jan 4, 2008 9:37 am

Zac FinleyDrove  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

Zac Finley

Tough drive to the summit. Good thing I packed an extra liter of water and 3 granola bars. Almost turned back at the 3rd overlook, fearing the wrangler couldn't take the incline. Thank God, for the vending machine near the rugged summit. If it wasn't for it, I may not be writing these ridiculous comments today.
I went on a beautiful cloudy and misty day. I could see for inches.
Posted Nov 13, 2007 2:28 am

cthomsoncthomson
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

cthomson

Nice to see Canada again!
Posted Sep 22, 2007 7:49 pm

Peter KRoute Climbed: Cold Springs Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2007

Peter K

Took the ferry from Anacortes to Orcas at 8 AM, went around the island with my bike and hiked up via Cold Springs Trail. Despite the descent via Twin Lakes/Mountain Lake was twice as long it took the same time (2 hours).
Amazing views, especially at the upper Cold Springs Trail and the summit/tower. Hiking along the incredibly clear Mountain Lake was a real treat!
Finally came back to Anacortes at 9 PM and slept away half the next day.
Posted Apr 28, 2007 8:19 am

Arthur Digbeegreat views  Sucess!

Arthur Digbee

Lovely views, and an easy walk up -- don't drive.
Posted Feb 3, 2007 2:49 pm

surgentHiked from Mountain Lake  Sucess!

surgent

Loop hike down different trails. Awesome day!
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:32 pm

Pansy AssDrove it  Sucess!

Pansy Ass

Does it count if I didn't walk?
Posted Aug 16, 2006 4:04 am

supermarmotdrove up. does that count?  Sucess!

supermarmot

worth the effort.
Posted Aug 16, 2006 4:04 am

FentonForche2Best spot in San Juans
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2005

FentonForche2

Easy hike, breathtaking scenery, fantastic camping around this area.
Posted Jul 7, 2006 9:18 pm

FentonForcheAmazing Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2005
Easy hike, breathtaking scenery, fantastic camping around this area.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 12:57 am

c_rockwoodAwesome View
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1994
Nothing beats the San Juans for scenery.
Posted Jun 7, 2006 4:30 pm

G.J.HeinsSunny Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1997

G.J.Heins

This was a very neat hike,not too long not to hard.
If I had the chance to do it again I would.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 9:09 am

ericnoelRoute Climbed: Road/Little Summit Date Climbed: February 10th 2005  Sucess!

ericnoel

A nice winter hike with a superb view. Even though there was no snow in the Cascades below 3000 feet in February this year there was snow on Mt. Constitution below 800 feet. Because of the snow and ice the summit road was gated at the turnoff for Mountain Lake. I did a loop from the turnoff going to Mountain Lake and then up to the Little Summit and then on to the true summit. Took the road down. The skies were clear and you could see forever though Baker dominated the scene.
Posted Oct 21, 2005 7:18 pm

MishaRoute Climbed: Cascade Lake trail Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Misha

Nice and easy hike. I ran up the trail while my girlfriend Etsuko, not being able to hike due to her recovering foot, drove to the top to meet me there to admire sunset views. Incredible views of surrounding islands, Mt. Baker and Rainier! Can't wait to be back to San Juans
Posted Jul 19, 2005 2:04 am

shunraRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!
Drove up, drove down.
Posted Jun 2, 2005 8:20 pm

DundeelRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: June 28, 2003  Sucess!

Dundeel

Best marine view in Washington. Highpoint for San Juan County.
Posted Sep 22, 2004 11:48 pm

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