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Alcas24Interesting Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2004

Alcas24

Was working at Canyon Village and the road to Dunraven Pass was closed, so I bushwacked roughly parallel to the road towards Dunraven Peak, descended to the pass, and hiked the trail to the summit. I then descended the trail down through Washburn Hot Springs back to the Seven Mile Hole Trail, and then back to Canyon.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 5:54 am

GarethRoute Climbed: Chittenden Road from Dunraven Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Gareth

This was a cool little mountain experience. My sister, dad, and I made the hike in the evening. We were rushed so we set a fast pace. The views from the top were nice. Too bad we had to hurry off the mountain, otherwise we could have watched the sunset from the summit. As it turned out, I watched the sunset while hiking back down the road as fast as my legs would let me go.

Take it as a recommendation from John Muir himself to make this hike and to enjoy the views!
Posted Jul 25, 2006 10:43 pm

lisaeAmazing Views!

lisae

My husband and I hiked up Washburn in the summer of 1996 or 1997. I remember the beatuful views and wildflowers. Even in August there were still patches of snow. It was my first time above 10,000 ft.
Posted Jun 21, 2006 11:12 pm

rangermattWow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2004

rangermatt

Views extended forever. Loved the overview of the Yellowstone caldera - Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, Grand Canyon, even the Tetons! Some up close encounters with bighorn sheep, and the rains just missed us. Perfect.
Posted May 3, 2006 11:43 pm

EleutherosMany times, good memories  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1998

Eleutheros

Hiked this alot with my family, who used to travel to Yellowstone and Cody Wyoming every year for the 4th of July.
Posted Mar 20, 2006 6:14 am

jakefrisbeeWho hasn't done it?  Sucess!

jakefrisbee

I've been up Washburn several times as a tourist, park employee and general peak bagger.
Posted Mar 14, 2006 8:40 pm

Zac FinleyGlacier Boulder Route  Sucess!

Zac Finley

Started my hike from the Glacier Boulder Trailhead in Canyon on a sunny July day, 2005. Nice views of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone from the north rim on the first mile. Passed by Washburn Hot Springs after 3 1/2 miles. After 5 miles the trail gains all of it elevation in the last 3 miles to the summit. Hiking up to the ridge was a real lung buster. Didn't see another hiker, which I enjoy, until I reached the lookout structure. After lunch on the tower, I hiked the 8 miles back to Canyon. Really nice, on the not often used trail. If you want to avoid the crowds on a long day hike up to Washburn, I'd recomend starting from the Glacire Boulder trailhead in Canyon.
Posted Feb 25, 2006 9:43 pm

b.Great for All Three  Sucess!

b.

I've hiked this trail once, but skied it a couple of times. Once from the Canyon/Dunraven side, and once from Tower Junction. I've also skied the southern slopes along Dunraven Pass without summiting a few times. This is the place I made my first real telemark turn.
Posted Feb 24, 2006 9:02 pm

aiadvisorsDate Climbed: summer 2004  Sucess!

aiadvisors

I was there.
Posted Jan 30, 2006 9:52 pm

Livelife4SummitsRoute Climbed: via the Road Date Climbed: June 2002, July 25th 2002  Sucess!

Livelife4Summits

First time I did it with the crew that would define that year and the crew that became Grand Teton...and was our finest moment. 2nd time, I borrowed a bike from Charlie and rode it from Canyon to the trail and then kinda walked for the most part as it got steep on the road, hung around for a bit, was a little windy and then got on the bike and sped past all those families with kids walking up...what a thrill ride and a curvy ride too.
Posted Jan 6, 2006 2:10 am

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September 25, 1999  Sucess!

SawtoothSean

I figured I should do this since it's the tallest in the park. I was hoping to see a Grizzly, but no luck. Incredibly easy with nice views
Posted Jan 4, 2006 8:43 pm

Joerg MarretschRoute Climbed: North trail Date Climbed: 18 Sepotember 2004  Sucess!

Joerg Marretsch

Very stormy, but we reach the summit. Back at the car and drive to the north we have the adventure of Yellowstone wildlife: 3 black bears an one grizzly in one hour!
Posted Nov 11, 2005 1:57 pm

jennakateRoute Climbed: The road Date Climbed: July 1995  Sucess!

jennakate

I remember this was very first summit hiking as a child. I recall thinking hiking on a road was odd, but the view was absolutely spectacular!
Posted Oct 15, 2005 11:44 am

cwoods17Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

cwoods17

Trail was still knee high with snow, but passable. Great views.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 12:05 am

Nate MillerRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: Fall 2003  Sucess!

Nate Miller

It was a lot of fun visiting with the lookout volunteers upon reaching the summit. Bring a lunch (and a bottle of wine..) and some optics to watch for wildlife.
Posted Jul 23, 2005 12:28 am

skibum7732Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!
Easy hike, great views.
Posted Dec 19, 2004 7:45 pm

AaronRockClimberRoute Climbed: Washburn Summit Trail from Canyon Date Climbed: June 23 2004  Sucess!

AaronRockClimber

Hiked from the "Grand Canyon of Yellowstone" up to Mt Washburn. Total trail distance of about 18 miles. The top still had some snow on it. To my knowledge we were the only people on the trail that day, although some others took the short trail to the summit.
Posted Dec 11, 2004 7:33 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: From Dunraven Pass Date Climbed: Early August, 2001  Sucess!

csmcgranahan

Beautiful, if busy, hike from the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park. From the trail you can see Yellowstone Canyon and if you know where to look, the Tetons to the south.
Posted Oct 31, 2004 3:33 pm

mikethehikerRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: august 2001  Sucess!

mikethehiker

easy hike with a gorgeous view at the top.
Posted Sep 8, 2004 9:37 pm

cp0915Route Climbed: Up one trail; down the other Date Climbed: Aug 2001  Sucess!

cp0915

Good hike. We ran into a grizzly on the trail on the way down. No harm done - we saw him first, he saw us...then he ran.
Posted Feb 18, 2004 10:24 am

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