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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

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

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