Route Climbed: Not sure, was there an old road to the lookout tower? Date Climbed: Summer 1951
Sometime this summer I will return to Mt. Pilchuck for a 50th anniversary hike. I was 4 years old when I last hiked that trail. My parents never let me forget that of our group of 10 or 12 I was the 4th person to the summit. My pride was quickly dashed, however, as I faded rather miserably on the hike down, the harbinger of a lifelong struggle with my downhill muscles, and I rode on my poor dad's shoulders most of the way. I don't remember much about that place, but I do vaguely remember the lookout tower and my first sighting of Glacier Peak, which Dad had recently summitted.
Route Climbed: Main Route/Winter Route Date Climbed: 2000-2001
Just a nice hike to do anytime of the year when accessible. The winter route is great training for other mountains as it has some good steep portions. The glissade is always a favorite. Summer months this hike can be crowded during the weekend, etc. Very well maintained trail. 1 hour from Seattle