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TimmyCRain down below, snow up top
Date Climbed: May 20, 2010


Headed up in pouring rain that turned to driving snow as we got higher. We were the only car in the lot, cuz everyone else was smart and stayed out of the weather. We, however, love weather and got a lot of it. Lots of new, dryish snow up past 4000ft; no slide danger, but it's slick on top of the consolidated layer. Too icy at the final ridge to continue to the lookout, so we turned back with plans to try again on Monday (with crampons). Lovely day despite the ugly (fun!) spring conditions.
Posted May 20, 2010 8:15 pm

Boonie11st on the loop.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2010


My 1st hike on the loop and it won't end here.
Out w/great company, top of the list favorite.
Posted Apr 21, 2010 8:45 pm

DustyDeb9Lots of spring snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2010


Lots of deep soft snow, snowshoes highly recommended. Beautiful, clear, warm day. 3rd time up this winter. Great climb.
Posted Apr 20, 2010 12:56 am

Mike LewisNice family outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2005

Mike Lewis

I hiked up to this summit with my little brother (back when he was smaller than me) and my parents. It was a fun outing except that I had to give my little bro some plastic bags for socks (there was lots of snow up top) as he was wearning sneakers. Oh, memories.
Posted Mar 15, 2010 11:01 pm

beaudaddy85Been there, done that!!!  Sucess!


Close to Home, good, easy after work hike... Amazing views for such an easy hike if your in average shape... Be prepared for Hordes of people of all walks of life...
Posted Jan 27, 2010 8:44 pm

fzteBeautiful Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2009


Climbed on an awesome clear winter day with hard/icy snow conditions. The beginning of the trail was a frozen stream and I fell pretty hard a couple times on the way back down. Used crampons and axes higher up on the mountain. Following the summit ridge was a bit nerve-wracking being a rookie but very rewarding in the end.
Posted Dec 20, 2009 3:10 am

RAdamsToo Many To Count  Sucess!


Started climbing Pilchuck in 1970. I like it best in the spring, as soon as you can get most of the way up the road. Go right up the old ski run. Great sliding on the way back down. Just be careful of the clifs below Little Pilchuck. Too many people get lost up there. If you haven't been there on a clear day, go back. A great 360 degree view and so close to the city.
Posted Nov 17, 2009 3:30 am

Bryan KPilchuck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

Bryan K

Fun hike with a bit of leftover smow
Posted Oct 19, 2009 8:34 pm

project360Pilchuck Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2006


Summited many time but standout is winter climb directly up face in winter storm...
Posted Oct 18, 2009 1:28 pm

geoseanRainy July Day on Pilchuck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2009


Rained the whole way, very little snow on the ground though. The lookout was very cold – drafty – despite my being dry. Had the place to myself though. However my battery was dead when I got back to the car.
Posted Oct 6, 2009 8:20 pm

ericwillhiteSnowshoe Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 1996


Lookout was encaked in ice
Posted Sep 29, 2009 1:11 pm

NormanPilchuck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009


Climbed/hiked the trail with two good friends wanting to prepare for Baker. Mostly clouds, but no rain. Nice day in the mountains just the same. Very few people on the trail.
Posted Aug 14, 2009 11:37 am

DeanNice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2009


The snow began at 4100' and then was solid at 4400'. A nice hike to the lookout on a very nice day. Quite a change from the desert peaks of Utah and Nevada that I've been doing a lot of lately.
Posted Jun 30, 2009 11:34 pm

BKWA Cascades shot in the arm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009


First car there at 6:30am on a Saturday morning. We had the summit to ourselves. Note: Pilchuck is apparently not the Si of Everett. This hike packed fun snow travel, great views, some unexpected solitude, and even a short but interesting scramble all into just a few hours car to car.
Posted Jun 15, 2009 4:49 pm

ivyonupHiked with Sister  Sucess!


We started out a bit later in the afternoon then planned, around 4pm, but we were still able to make it to the peak and back to our car before it was too dark. We had nice weather and a gorgeous view of the surrounding landscape. It was our last "hoorah" before I left for college.
Posted May 4, 2009 10:44 am

NCclimberGreat summer hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2002


Hiked up and stayed at the lookout. Great weather and views.
Posted Mar 15, 2009 8:21 pm

Merlin736Fogged in  Sucess!


Went with my partner's Rainier team in April. Still lots of snow higher up. Slipped and self-arrested at one point. Had heard of fatalities just the week before.
Posted Mar 6, 2009 10:43 pm

Curtissimobest views in Cascades!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1997


been up a bunch of times since. on the right day, no peak has better views of the whole Whulge (Puget Sound) area as it sticks so far out west.
Posted Dec 8, 2008 9:38 pm

RSBARNESSnowy summit  Sucess!


1 hour 30 min. great day snow, rain, cold and sweet.
Posted Nov 11, 2008 1:00 am

Cascade ScramblerNear zero visibility  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2008

Cascade Scrambler

Climbed Eagle's Nest and East Knob while on my way up. Conditions were awful, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Less than 100 feet visibility the whole way up, with visibility down to less than 20 feet in places. Substantially high winds, and a torrential downpour rounded my day out. Good times!
Posted Nov 2, 2008 5:42 pm

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