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huskertriguyIn the Clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2017


Parked at the Lower Trailhead; took the two pups who loved the walk.

No goats in sight at the summit. Visibility low as the clouds shrouded the summit. Ever so briefly they parted, revealing breathtaking views of the Olympics.

Just a note to watch carefully for the trail on the descent. One woman (the only person at the summit when we were there) mistakenly descended to the saddle and down from there (I believe it may be the winter route). I descended to the saddle and called to her to come back up our way so we could get her on the right path.

Posted Oct 14, 2017 5:05 pm

fekjpk24Sunny Weather and Great Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2017
It was a perfect day for climbing. It took us about 6 hours round trip. We started at 8:00 on the lower trailhead (plenty of parking) and simply followed the trail through the trees. About the time we broke out of the trees we found snow. The trail to the top through the snow is easy to follow, because the glissade track is so deep. There was still plenty of snow, it was fairly soft, and there were plenty of good steps already, so no crampons were needed. No crevasses on this climb and no climbing of any kind of was required. We simply hiked to the top. Great views all around from the summit and it was fairly warm standing there in the sunlight. There are two plateaus before you reach the summit. So there are three sections including a long steep section to glissade. An ice axe and a helmet are a must for the third glissade. It is steep and comes fairly close to rocks and trees. Overall a very fun climb!

Posted Jun 9, 2017 9:30 pm

ZakGGoats like Salt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1996


With my dad. The goats came up and started licking the salt off his legs. Those were simpler times...
Posted Apr 28, 2017 11:18 pm

jm141302Ellinor then Washington  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016


Parked at the Mt.Washington TH, and went up Ellinor with my wife. We saw some goats. Hot day. We got back to the car and I went up Mt. Washington while my wife took a nap.
Posted Sep 11, 2016 11:03 am

TnargTwice   Sucess!


Once in the snow, once with the wildflowers in full bloom. Definitely a popular mountain, and it's obvious why. Bring a trash bag for the glissade!
Posted Jun 10, 2016 2:54 am

jczogGlissade!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2016


Super fun, early season hike to the top using the winter route. Glissade was really fun despite not having an ice axe.
Posted Apr 3, 2016 12:50 pm

mountaingazelleEllinor  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2015


Great weather but most of the hike was in the clouds. Ran into mountain goats below the summit.
Posted Oct 28, 2015 2:38 pm

bellinghamclimberGoat country  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2015


Lots of goats, but couldn't see much in pea-soup fog!
Posted Sep 10, 2015 3:06 pm

Alex WoodGoat friends at the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015

Alex Wood

Got a somewhat late start ~10am. We were on the top at lunch. So many goats. It was crazy
Posted Jul 27, 2015 11:34 pm

jczogHot Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2015


Starting from the lower trailhead on a scorcher day made it a bit difficult. Apparently missed the goats on top (they probably left to look for shade) by sheer minutes and had solitude for 90% of the day. Did I mention it was hot?
Posted Jul 2, 2015 1:57 am

mountainloverCOShort, steep, and sweet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2015


Started at the upper trailhead and made quick way up this short, steep route. Great, tough little hike, and one that I hope to do again. The clouds moved in during the hike, so the views were pretty much nonexistent sadly. Hoping the weather cooperates a little better next time.
Posted Jun 14, 2015 6:40 pm

StartingOverHiked in 2009  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2009


Hiked to the summit via the upper trailhead on a cool, wet day in September, 2009. The Olympic Mountains are gorgeous and I hope to go back someday.
Posted May 20, 2015 12:01 pm

skylerday hike  Sucess!


Beautiful day hike.
Posted May 6, 2015 9:56 am

WalkoutnowViews galore  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2015


A very cool, steep, but short climb this is. Lots of snow from the previous storm, but a clear blue sky on this day. Once above tree line you begin getting rewarded with great views. Want to come back and climb the chute with a bit more snow. One of my favorite locals for sure.
Posted Mar 2, 2015 5:02 pm

Ian CulhaneEasy but nice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011

Ian Culhane

Took the chute; quick summit, but a very nice view of the Olympics
Posted Jan 23, 2015 3:50 am

mcrossGoats!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014


This mountain has an excellent "effort-to-reward" ratio in terms of experience and scenery. Loved it. Watch out for all of the mountain goats!
Posted Nov 7, 2014 6:12 pm

Vic HansonNice workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2014

Vic Hanson

Hadn't really planed on doing it until the next day but at the last minute headed up, started at the lower TH at 4:33 pm, reached the top in 1 1/2 hours and down in about 1 hr. Didn't see any goats.
Posted Sep 28, 2014 10:53 pm

avilajakeGreat Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014


Climbed from the lower trail head to get the added elevation gain. Summited via the summer route, although we deviated and went straight up the shoot instead of taking the switch backs. Lots of goats on top. Great trip.
Posted Jul 14, 2014 6:50 pm

yadahzoemtnNice Walk in the Woods  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008


With Kevin and Jodi.
Posted May 26, 2014 12:36 pm

olympicmarmotlove this little lady  Sucess!


Fun in all seasons. Such a great panorama
Posted Jan 31, 2014 12:38 am

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