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ThorsChosenSummit
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2001

ThorsChosen

Pretty area, took three days camping around and learning the basics of snow climbing and crevasse rescue on a mountaineering course.
Posted Apr 9, 2014 12:22 am

HotfeetHyas Glacier
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2013

Hotfeet

Great climb! We were soaked with rain then it turned to snow! Very slow with fresh snow and poor visibility. We turned back due to the storm settling in. Just below the East Summit.
Posted Sep 23, 2013 12:34 am

BKWSE Ridge Whiteout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013

BKW

We only had one day and the forecast left room to hope. We had great views all the way to Peggy's Pond. By the time we were on the SE ridge visibility was 50 yards or less. We found our way all the way to the main summit hoping the weather would break. It didn't. On the way down we had some route finding issues. This one ended up a long and thankless day hike.
Posted Sep 8, 2013 11:58 pm

ernestssonA Little Too Warm
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2013

ernestsson

Barely made it to the trailhead, bucked a fallen tree on the road with a small handsaw and axe. Snow at the trailhead, then consistent partway up to Squaw Lake. Kept getting off the trail and back on, camped the night at Peggy's Pond.
Got going by 3:20am but was on-and-off whiteout and kept sprinkling on us, so turned back at the ridge below East Summit (~7200') because of miserable conditions for the ascent and fear of worsening snow conditions for safely descending (evidence of small avalanches recently) and miserable exit.
Posted Jun 11, 2013 1:22 am

ernestssonGreat First Glacier Climb  Sucess!

ernestsson

Overnight at Peggy's Pond then middle summit via Hyas Glacier, over the ridge below the East Summit and over the top of Daniels Glacier. My first time roping up for glacier travel, two man team.
Posted Jun 11, 2013 1:19 am

tcingrumLynch carryover  Sucess!

tcingrum

Very hot with deep snow. nice scenery.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 9:15 am

Brian JenkinsMissing Volcano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

Brian Jenkins

Been wanting to fill this one in for years on the map. Climbed with Jim and Luna. Bugs were not maddening but they were very annoying. Drove up Saturday morning, had lunch at the Roslyn Cafe, hiked in mid afternoon after a short detour to retrieve Jim's backpack that had fallen 150 feet down a cliff on the traverse to Peggy's Pond (bane of old school external frame packs). Slept well under the Milky Way which apparently there is some debate now if we really are part of? Started out early and made the SE Ridge quickly. Jim and Luna decided to stay behind on the ridge while I hopped up to East Peak (the thin scree traverse over reminded me I was on a volcano) and then over to the West Peak in a cold wind. Signed the summit register and headed back. Saw 3 other climbers doing East Peak that must have come up from one of the glacier routes. Got a little far right on the descent and had to climb heather slopes to get back on track. Luna didn't care much or the dusty hike out and she slept soundly in the back of the car on the drive back to Portland. Excellent time on my annual birthday climb. Thanks Jim for going old school again and secretly bringing in Hostess Ding Dongs to celebrate.
Posted Aug 27, 2012 1:48 pm

Islander34Southeast ridge scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

Islander34

Did this in two days. A great trip but the bugs were pretty bad at Peggy's Pond.
Posted Aug 21, 2012 3:41 pm

ClimberCrabsEast Peak from Peggys Pond  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2009

ClimberCrabs

Made it to the East Peak from a camp at the only dry spot at Peggy's Pond. Snow the whole way with signs of huge slab avalanches on the north slope of the south side of the valley. Nice climb but I'd like to come back and tag the other two peaks of Daniel.
Posted Jul 17, 2012 8:29 pm

Josh LewisHot Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Josh Lewis

Finally it reaches over 80 degrees in the North West this summer today, unfortunately it was when I was climbing this mountain. But non the less I had a great time with clear views.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 12:31 am

ExcitableBoyLong time ago  Sucess!

ExcitableBoy

With my brother.
Posted Dec 28, 2010 9:17 am

breauxtrahnEast Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2005

breauxtrahn

A little too cloudy with poor visibility to traverse to the main peak, so we went for the official geo marked peak. Awesome place. I'll be back.
Posted Dec 8, 2010 8:13 pm

ArkitektEast Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Arkitekt

Started late in the day and found that views at all summits were in a thick cloud cover. From the East summit i was actually unable to see either of the other two. So I hit the East Peak and called it a day. Another time for sure. The trail is in great shape and the ascent of the SE ridge is spectacular.
Posted Sep 5, 2010 5:05 am

RedwicSecond Time Was A Charm!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Redwic

Gimpilator, Bryan, and I attempted this peak at the end of September 2009. During that trip, I woke up sick and then we encountered a freak ice storm after some recent snow already packed on much of the route. Everyone turned around. This time, Gimpilator and I gave the peak a second attempt and were successful. The weather was great and the route conditions were perfect for the ascent/descent; snow-covered where we wanted and rocky where we wanted. We summited the West Summit, then the Middle Summit, and finally the East Summit. We were amazed how many people we met thought the East Summit was the true (highest) summit of Mount Daniel. The massive lake that formed from the melting of the Lynch Glacier north of the mountain is worth seeing! Great views from all of the summits, and this mountain is highly recommended. Mount Daniel brought my total number of Washington County Highpoints up to 33 (out of 39).
Posted Aug 29, 2010 10:47 pm

WeatherManSE/Hyas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2010

WeatherMan

Ascended the SE ridge from Peggy's, and found snow-fingers aplenty that made slow going traversing on the S flanks. Views were epic, more so than expected! Summited in around 6hrs, descended via the Hyas Creek Headwall, with long and fast glissades. Total trip time around 11hrs C2C. Awesome day in the hills.
Posted Jul 23, 2010 4:50 pm

gimpilatorSoutheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

gimpilator

My first attempt was October 6, 2009. Unfavorable conditions forced us to turn around then. This time Redwic and I went back and did all three of the highest summits.
Posted Oct 25, 2009 10:32 am

ericwillhiteAll alone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 1996

ericwillhite

All alone up there, no tracks, nobody seen for 2 days. Pictures & map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/mount_daniel/alpine_lakes_wilderness_069.htm
Posted Sep 3, 2009 4:02 am

lukicBeautiful area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

lukic

Camping at Peggy's Pond was beautiful and fun, but the bugs were out in force.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 12:37 am

LuminousAphidSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

LuminousAphid

Did Daniel in a day after failing in 2 days last year. Amazing mountain and a good route, but pretty long and painful for 1 day. I registered for this site just to sign this log, so that should tell you how impressive this mountain is. 8000 footers ahoy!
Posted Aug 19, 2009 10:33 pm

mcphermaHyas Creek Glacier headwall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

mcpherma

Just short of 12 hours car to car and the weather turned out beautiful. The hike in was a little cloudy and we did get a few raindrops. As we neared the traverse from the ridge above the headwall, the sun shone brightly and visibility improved. The mosquitos were thick, but I would do it again.
Posted Aug 15, 2009 8:06 am

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