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bellinghamclimberZero Visibility  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008


Very foggy, zero visibility at summit. Good leg-stretcher for a couple of hours.
Posted Jul 5, 2008 9:53 pm

Dan WinterPaint Trail  Sucess!

Dan Winter

I climbed ths mountain but I am not sure when. Surprising, since I usually keep a record of climbs I have done. I didn't really like the paint on the rocks although I can see where it could be easy to get off route.
Posted Jun 6, 2008 1:29 am

peakrat76Standard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 1978


First peak with my future wife. Perfect day & summit. Quite a bit of snow on upper part of peak.
Posted Apr 23, 2008 2:56 pm

CascadeJessThis was my first hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005


I had never done a hike before this one and so naturally due to being out of shape and not having the hiking experience it was very hard for me. But that's because I was a newbie. I did enjoy the view when I got the top because I'd never summited a mountain before, even though it is a tiny one. I'd like to go do it again this year now that I'm in better shape. I think it would be a lot easier for me.
Posted Apr 2, 2008 4:55 pm

Mark StraubStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2007

Mark Straub

Just a nice and easy hike up Pilchuck, the first mountain hike last year. I tried to organize a Boy Scout trip, but too few people could make it, so it just ended up being me, my dad, brother and dog, my neighbor and his dad, and Josh Lewis. Josh and I raced ahead and waited at the summit for a while, eating trail mix, before heading back down. Snow from about 1.5 miles.
Posted Jan 31, 2008 8:51 pm

Cascade ScramblerAutumn conditions with winter in the air  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

Cascade Scrambler

Awesome beginners hike for someone who has three hours to kill. The views (that I could see) were great from the ski area to the summit. The trail was covered with a half inch to about an inch and a half of fresh snow, and it was certainly cold enough to dump some more. Clouds obscured the view from about 1/3 of the way to the top. Sweet little hike though...
Posted Nov 11, 2007 12:04 pm

EastKingSnow in September  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007


Climbed up in the rain most of the way up. Hit snowfall line at 4500 feet. The snow was starting to stick on the summit making the small scramble a little slick. I enjoyed I nice view of snow falls and some rocks. Still worthwhile
Posted Sep 30, 2007 9:23 am

DoehlePerfect clear Day
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2006


views and hut are worth the trip
Posted Sep 25, 2007 5:32 pm

RedwicAwesome 360-Degree View!  Sucess!


Two friends & I summitted Mount Pilchuck in June 2000. We really enjoyed the lookout at the top. There was still a lot of snowpack on the ground, which was a lot of fun to glissade during our descent.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 3:23 pm

lukicNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


Gorgeous views for very little effort. Quite a bargain.
Posted Jul 5, 2007 11:11 pm

vermeerIntro to hiking  Sucess!


This was the hike that started it all off for me in college. A beautiful day with views and I haven't stopped since..
Posted Apr 15, 2007 10:56 pm

schredsnowschredsnow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2007
Had to park about a mile down the road from the trailhead because of snow. Still many feet of snow over the entire route. Great tracks to follow a very direct route up. Great hike year round!
Posted Apr 9, 2007 1:34 am

nodbodSi of the North  Sucess!


Or is Si the Pilchuck of the South? Fun hike. Short and sweet with a nice lookout. Unfortunately we were socked in...
Posted Jan 19, 2007 10:56 pm

NavySeabeeMain Route - Snow Variation


Summited in June 2002 via the main route with a variation on top due to the snowpack. Failed on another attempt in April 2003 due to a heavy snowstorm. Got sick of waistdeep snow! Big shock - no views both times!
Posted Sep 8, 2006 5:48 pm

osatrikThe Terrible Traverse!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 1993


OSAT group, as an outing from the annual fall car camp on Mtn. Loop Highway, decided we would climb Pilchuck, and then continue east on the ridge to Lake 22.
Bathtub Lakes were nice -- so nice a couple of us stripped down to skivvies and swam. I lost a contact lens. Later, while bushwhacking down the ridge, looking for game trails and kicking steps in pine needles, I took a 20 foot tumble down a gully and twisted an ankle. We bailed on the Lake 22 idea, and came out via Pinnacle Lake
Posted Sep 2, 2006 11:28 pm

gimpilatorWhere's the Log?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2006


Some nice blueberries on the trail. Someone has stolen the summit logs from the lookout house. We should get a new one up there.
Posted Aug 16, 2006 4:12 am

dysctiHot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006


Hiked it yesterday with some friends. Temps were in the mid-90s in Seattle and the heat was brutal the whole way up. It was a fun, easy break from the tough climbs I've been doing lately.
Posted Jul 22, 2006 7:06 pm

rangermattPerfect day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2004


Good times with friends I hadn't seen in a while, and the weather was perfect - not hot, not cold.
Posted May 3, 2006 11:22 pm

BicyclebobSpring Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2006


A nice late afternoon climb to the Summit. The road is impassable about 2 miles from the trailhead and the snow was just above the eves on the trailhead outhouse. The trail is in good shape but the snow is getting pretty soft so make sure and take your snowshoes. Lots and lots of snow at the summit. Sorry about no photos (I forgot to bring fresh batteries)
Posted Apr 22, 2006 2:13 am

renRoute Climbed: Standard 1/29/05  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2005


Weather didn't allow any views, as I here you get a good shot at Three Fingers. But a great winter hike.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 1:22 pm

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