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avilajakeSteep Trainer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

avilajake

Used this as a trainer hike for Baker and Rainier. I had a full pack and was tired by the time I got back to the car, but the view from the top was beautiful, and the weather was fantastic. Great Climb!
Posted Jul 14, 2014 6:54 pm

mountain medicMt Rose  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2013

mountain medic

After unsuccessfully fishing for a while this morning, I realized I had my hiking boots on, and developed a wild hair. This was my first peakbagging attempt in the Olympics, and it wasn't a disappointment! The steepness of the trail is a tad underrated though. I'd like to see what the switchback/step count for this 2.8 mile death march to the summit is. I didn't take the North Ridge Loop because I had such a late start, so my experience was a grinding slog from start to finish, and I missed out on some of the better views. Still fantastic views from the summit rock, it was nice to get up into the mountains on such a beautiful October day, and get a good workout at the same time!
Posted Oct 27, 2013 10:50 pm

OlympicMtnBoyNice Fall Colors  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

OlympicMtnBoy

Climbed with my wife. Rose is her first Olympic climb. Great colors at the top near the burn area! Loved the aloneness we had at the summit. Took the loop trail out and enjoyed views of Ellinor, Pershing, Copper, and Lena.
Posted Oct 2, 2012 12:48 pm

CascadeCohenMount Rose
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2012

CascadeCohen

Great hike for summer and fall season. Lots of flowers and berries along the trail. You will also see waterfalls and lake throughout the trail. Last mile and half to the peak is a steep climb. But worth it to see Mount Rainier and the rest of scenery of valley.
Posted Sep 8, 2012 5:20 pm

olymountainmanGood Conditioner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2012

olymountainman

nothing special, just a good place to condition in bad weather.
Posted Jul 1, 2012 2:37 pm

bikejrMt Rose in the fog/rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

bikejr

Foggy/rainy hike so no views but a great workout.
Posted Nov 12, 2011 11:41 pm

Andrew RankineMorning Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2011

Andrew Rankine

A short morning hike with great views.
Posted Nov 4, 2011 4:16 pm

Brian JenkinsNot bad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Brian Jenkins

Bored with the Gorge and lingering snowpack, thought I'd try something else so hiked up this one. Decent workout. Still tons of snow from 3500 feet on up but nice boot track to follow. Someone really flagged the crap out of this route too. No getting lost on this one. Thought I was at the summit but decided to head out the ridge with a little dip in between. Glad I did, as that was where the real summit was. Tons of goat tracks around and lots of goat hair/fur on the summit rocks and branches there. Think this was about 3 hrs round trip. The descent goes really fast if you double-time it. Think I was doing about 100 feet per minute. Quads will be sore tomorrow. Wish the views would have been better though. Still, not a bad way to get out of the spring rut around Portland.
Posted Jun 12, 2011 10:11 pm

MountainjeffNice winter hike...
Date Climbed: Dec 20, 2010

Mountainjeff

Was going to climb Mt. Lincoln, but the road to Staircase had too much snow. Decided to give Mt. Rose a go instead. Due to social obligations and a late start from trying to get to staircase I only got as far as the split in the trail. There was a significant amount of snow at that elevation.
Posted Dec 21, 2010 7:30 pm

ericwillhiteYes, a rose.  Sucess!

ericwillhite

Went up with the wife, but I believe I left her to get the highpoint.
Posted Oct 8, 2009 4:52 am

RedwicA Summit At Sunset  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009

Redwic

Due to major traffic problems just getting to the trailhead from the metropolitan east side of Puget Sound, Gimpilator and I got a very late start. However, we had plenty of light during our ascent and made the summit by sunset. The combination of massive beargrass blooms intermixed with charcoaled trees (leftover from a forest fire several years ago) was very cool to see. Mount Ellinor to the north was very tempting, but we opted to seek out Mount Jupiter the next day.
Posted Jun 21, 2009 1:41 am

gimpilatorLate Start  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009

gimpilator

Redwic and I came out after work and didn't make it to the trail head until 7pm. We were hoping to make it to the summit by sunset and this we were able to accomplish. We were in clouds most of the way but it cleared a little at the top and were able to see Lake Cushman. There was an amazing bloom of bear grass all over the upper portion. We used headlamps to get down and then drove to the Mount Jupiter trail to summit that the next day. 20 miles and over 7000 feet of gain in under 24 hours. Wahoo!
Posted Jun 21, 2009 1:34 am

awilsondcFirst Summit of '09  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2009

awilsondc

Good little hike. Plenty of exercise, and not too many people on the trail for such a popular hike and on memorial day weekend. I'm going to have to head up earlier in the day next time, as the sun glare washed out most of the view. Good times though...
Posted May 25, 2009 11:07 pm

tsrowleyExcellent Training  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

tsrowley

Wow what a climb. Excellent ascent and descent trainer. Unfortunately the clouds swallowed us up on the summit, so we had no views, but lots of fun anyway. Took the left fork up and ridge route down. The fire damage is still there, but the trail is easy to follow. I'll be coming back to this one alot.
Posted Sep 7, 2008 2:41 pm

tleafQuick Conditioner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2007

tleaf

I've tortured myself many a time on this mountain, having climbed it well over 20 times. I love it! Eat a Snickers bar just before, take off the jacket at #5 switchback, swig a drink of water at #17 (used to be #21) and fly up to the summit. There is no rest. No flat spots. The only regrets now is that the forest service didn't stop the wildfire in 2005. Now the trail is not only tough as nails, but it will be scarred for many decades to come.
Posted Mar 11, 2008 4:25 pm

ecobikerSpring Conditioner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2005
We had a warm spring day with almost no snow on the trail up to the top. Picnic on the flat rock summit. Shorts and T-shirts in Feb!
Posted Jan 23, 2008 7:20 pm

ecobiker1st Washington Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2004
Climbed with the Grays Harbor Olympians climbing club. We snowshoed up in fresh powder and enjoyed a whiteout at the summit. Fun adventure for my first summit in Washington.
Posted Jan 23, 2008 7:15 pm

vtgrassoTook right fork up and came down the left  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2006

vtgrasso

It was a beautiful day and I had 6 hours between finishing work and my flight out so I got up did enjoyed lunch on the summit and got down.
Posted Dec 3, 2006 5:30 pm

glimmertRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: april 1 05  Sucess!

glimmert

Good steep trail, lots of snow and wind at the top.
Posted Nov 21, 2005 2:28 pm

brotherRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: april fools day, 2005  Sucess!

brother

with austin in blowing snow. Done this hike several times, always a good workout.
Posted Sep 4, 2005 2:48 am

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