Route Climbed: Mt. Pilchuck Trail Date Climbed: August 12, 2001
My dad and I returned for a 50th anniversary hike. It was a very warm clear day, but there was too much haze for my preference and the views were not very good. But Dad, who is 86, did great! It was the first time we had hiked together since 1994.
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