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mountainloverCOCloudy Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2017


Beautiful but cloudy day on Mt. Townsend. Wish I could have seen the views. The trail was in great shape. A nice hike that I hope to do again on a clear day.
Posted Jun 19, 2017 11:58 am

ZakGTrail Hikin'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 1997


A nice hike. We could see the peaks but not the water. I should go back someday.
Posted May 2, 2017 11:58 pm

Snidely WhiplashEarly Melt out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 1989

Snidely Whiplash

No better day trip in the Olympics.
Posted Dec 6, 2016 11:50 pm

Ian CulhanePerseid meteor shower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2016

Ian Culhane

Camped just below the summit to watch the Perseid meteor shower. Great views of all the cities on the Puget Sound at night; we had the whole mountain to ourselves the whole night
Posted Aug 12, 2016 10:18 pm

BooRadleyFoggy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2016


Socked in views, but great hike in the Olympics.
Posted Jul 23, 2016 11:28 pm

Brian JenkinsBeautiful Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2015

Brian Jenkins

With Luna on a warm Fall day. Up in about 1 hour 45 minutes. Great views from the other Olympics to Victoria to Baker to Glacier to Seattle. Easier than I thought it would be so we added on Zion after this one to get 4000+ feet in today.
Posted Oct 17, 2015 1:10 am

TnargBeautiful Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014


Decided at the last minute to drive from Olympia and do Townsend finally. I got there pretty late, and charged up. The views were stupendous. I could see every volcano from Baker to Hood. A rewarding hike for the amount of effort required, I'll be back.
Posted Oct 6, 2014 12:14 am

nlahueLast minute hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2013


Was supposed to go kayaking in the sound but it was blowing a good 45 knots so opted for a hike instead. Was a blast with some good snow cover on top (brand new as we were hiking) and the winds made the summit more intense. Short beautiful views through the cloud cover.
Posted Nov 16, 2013 9:48 pm

JRBGreat day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


A good afternoon day hike to the top with great views back toward Seattle
Posted Aug 4, 2013 12:57 pm

pookster1127Great views of Seattle  Sucess!


Topped out with 30 of my closest friends in a Troop 230 afternoon outing from Camp Parsons. Cooked chicken wraps for dinner at a beautiful overlook. We love the Olympics
Posted Jan 14, 2013 2:20 pm

coonradTowsend via Dirty Face  Sucess!


cloud-hidden, whereabouts unknown

Took the Dirty Face Ridge trail on July 4. Rhodies were in full bloom. Great day hike. Lots of people on top for the 4th.

Posted Oct 4, 2012 2:28 pm

Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012
Posted Sep 22, 2012 12:57 pm

Jerry Ldid it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2012

Jerry L

Went from north got onto wrong trail and bagged it when weather got bad.

Went back 2 days later and did it.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 11:50 pm

lidijagrazulisSocked in summit, but flowers were gorgeous  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012


Can't wait to go back and see the famous views!!
Posted Jul 22, 2012 12:21 am

pingzingrSummit via North Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012


Good day trip up from the northern, higher trailhead. Nice walk up through the trees and out on top. Beautiful sun all day long, a little hazy for far off views but into the Olympics was beautiful. More people than I have been used to in my Olympic travels but a good hike nonetheless.
Posted Jul 9, 2012 1:21 am

olymountainmannice views, always windy.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012


Ive climbed in the summer and winter, i think winter has the best views.
Posted Jul 1, 2012 2:42 pm

EastKingGreat Spring Snow CLimb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2012


Nice to do 1500 feet of glissade off of the west ridge. Awesome day of fun.
Posted May 14, 2012 1:59 am

ExtremeD69Never gets old  Sucess!
Can't get enough of this hike!
Posted Apr 17, 2012 8:20 am

Jake RobinsonDay hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011

Jake Robinson

One of my all time favorite day hikes. I've done this hike at least five times and the view from the summit never gets old.
Posted Mar 19, 2012 2:15 am

MountainjeffGreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2011


There is snow on the road starting at the cutoff for the lower trailhead. We managed to drive to the upper trail head with chains and 4x4. It will not take much more snow to make this impassible. Due to the lengthy temperature inversion, there is not a huge amount of snow and the trail is solid ice. I used crampons for the hike. Some sort of traction device is needed. I popped above the clouds at about 5000ft and the views were amazing. Total time round trip was around 5 hrs.
Posted Dec 11, 2011 7:56 pm

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