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Ian CulhaneClouds? Clouds.   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2016

Ian Culhane

My sister and I decided to do this trip partially because she didn't have a place to stay in Seattle for the night, and partially in hopes that the weather forecast was completely wrong about all the clouds and rain. It wasn't. Left the trailhead at 6PM (yeah, we got a late start), and reached the lookout at around 7:45. Encountered snow on the last third of the trail; we had ice axes, but poles would have definitely been good enough. We shared the lookout with four others that night; a young Canadian couple and two high school girls. Made some interesting food for dinner; Alfredo really does taste better when you make it with milk. Hiked/glissaded down on Sunday morning without a hitch. Didn't get much of a view for any of the trip, but still had a good time nonetheless.
Posted Jun 10, 2016 1:44 pm

huskertriguyRemember Your Boots!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2016

huskertriguy

It was such a beautiful day that a late-day hike was difficult to resist. Got to the trailhead and realized I'd left my boots at home. Made it about 2 miles up the trail but even with my trekking poles and ice axe, the sneakers were just too much of a challenge on the slushy snow.

Turned around. Another day.
Posted May 12, 2016 2:30 pm

JoelSkokExtroirdinary views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

JoelSkok

Exceptionally clear and bright day. Saw three golden eagles wheeling about not far above us on the summit. hiked up with Bill, Jesse and Hannah
Posted Aug 16, 2015 1:00 pm

BooRadleyFoggy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2015

BooRadley

Foggy, cloudy ascent. Clouds cleared on the way down - great views through the clouds!
Posted Jul 26, 2015 12:41 am

jaredkraussFirst WA Summit  Sucess!
Friend took us up when there was still a good amount of snow, such that he was able to teach us how to glissade. That was fun.

It was empty in the lookout, and there was a group of kids on the side of the mountain having fun sliding down the well worn glissade paths.
Posted Jul 14, 2015 11:27 pm

quorraluxClassic Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015

quorralux

Finally checked this one off the list - nice little hike and easy drive from Seattle.
Posted Jul 8, 2015 3:46 pm

dandrewHot Saturday  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015

dandrew

Hiked with my father in law while visiting him from New Mexico. Very warm day. Lots of people. Fun hike. 3 hours roundtrip.
Posted Jul 7, 2015 10:09 pm

alpineskylinepilchuck party  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

alpineskyline

Hiked up and camped in the lookout couple other groups up there we passed the whiskey around and had a mountain top party!
Posted Jun 1, 2015 12:46 pm

alexggoodwinPerfect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2014

alexggoodwin

Beautiful clear cold day. Made for a great hike up the mountain.
Posted Apr 22, 2015 5:16 pm

MoonerUp I Go

Mooner

11/16/14 Great hike with the Wife. We watched the sunset from the summit. Perfect.
Posted Nov 17, 2014 5:11 pm

NLordMt Pilchuck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014
Great views from the top. Definitely worth it.
Posted Oct 24, 2014 10:09 pm

Walkoutnowgood timing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2014

Walkoutnow

Week day, and the Seahawks were playing, hence the small crowd this day. Cool little hike, and enjoyed the 360 platform on the lookout tower for soaking up the views. Mountain blueberries were plentiful and delicious..
Posted Sep 5, 2014 1:51 pm

Stu BrandelUp Pilchuck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Stu Brandel

Climbed the mountain, survived the torrents of people (and at least a dozen dogs)coming up later that morning.
Posted Aug 9, 2014 8:42 pm

SouthernYokelClear & Sunsets  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014

SouthernYokel

Late afternoon hike. The sunset was blood red and the views were amazing. Always a great hike for those who need a dose of life again.
Posted Jul 22, 2014 9:55 am

pschlaisPilchuck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

pschlais

Clear skies, no wind, and starting at first light made this an incredible and nearly solitary hike.
Posted Jun 17, 2014 1:31 am

WendyKBest Backdoor Hike  Sucess!

WendyK

Climbed Pilchuck many times, it's my go-to hike when I get a mountain craving but don't have time to plan or research a new one. Not a good hike if you are seeking solitude. It's a highway of people most days. Good if it's your first solo hike! Impossible to get lost with the never ending stream of people and pets.
Posted May 1, 2014 4:27 pm

ThorsChosenPilchuck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 1998

ThorsChosen

I've climbed Pilchuck lots of times, starting from a sixth grade field trip. I've seen the wonderful views from the top and also been up there with about 30ft visibility from fog. Sometimes in the snow and sometimes on rock. It's is a great training hike with rewarding views on nice days.
Posted Apr 9, 2014 11:50 pm

josiahqSnow Runnin'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013

josiahq

I drastically underestimated the amount of snow that would be on the mountain and figured I could just run up and back. A little bit of frostbite on the ankles was my punishment, regardless, it was a helluva fun run/climb and a slide-on-my-butt back down. Gorgeous views of the North Cascades.
Posted Mar 10, 2014 3:05 pm

Boonie1Mount Pilchuck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2010

Boonie1

Snow and fog made for no views. I'll come back some day!
Posted Mar 10, 2014 12:24 am

avilajakeMt. Pilchuck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2013

avilajake

Love this hike. Loved it even better in the winter.
Posted Feb 24, 2014 5:01 pm

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