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pksanderRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: March 28, 2004  Sucess!

pksander

Most beautiful day yet on Mt. Ellinor with Eileen, Tyson, Magnus, and Ian. Late afternoon summit was absolutely incredible and the mountains, Ellinor included, much more snow-laden than I've seen them on previous climbs.
Posted Mar 29, 2004 10:32 pm

Peak FreakRoute Climbed: Lower Trailhead Date Climbed: March 28th  Sucess!

Peak Freak

Fabulous day with Peter S., Tyson, Magnus & Ian. Awesome weather. Spectacular views of Rainier, Adams & St Helen's on the way up. Glorious summit with even more mountain views at the top. Nice, easy slog up and Glissade down. Perfect little day hike! Great SP company.
Posted Mar 29, 2004 3:06 pm

pksanderRoute Climbed: Lower Trailhead Date Climbed: March 13, 2004  Sucess!

pksander

Beautiful day on Ellinor with Mac Cook & Kate Wunderbar. Tons of sun and was in a t-shirt by the time we got above tree line; could even wear a t-shirt on the summit, for a little. Reached the summit in just under 3 hrs and roundtrip in 5. Not a bad glissade!
Posted Mar 13, 2004 8:18 pm

pksanderRoute Climbed: Upper Trail Head Date Climbed: February 7, 2004

pksander

Great day on Ellinor with Mark Savoca. We parked well below Lower Trail Head due to heavy snow on the road & snowshoed the road to Upper Trail Head & began our climb. Did not climb up the immediate chute as you emerge from timberline because of slab snow conditions. Headed West and around the prominent knob and then up several of the rock outcrops. Tough going up steep sections due to deep snow. Beautiful day, with intermittant sun and cloud cover. Great views of Ellinor and Mt. Washington. A summit atttempt seemed ill-advised given apparent avy conditions.
Posted Feb 7, 2004 10:26 pm

jhalzRoute Climbed: Avy Chute Date Climbed: 01/24/2004  Sucess!

jhalz

After getting my truck stuck for an hour, we finally got started from the lower trailhead. Got to the avy chute by 5:30pm. With headlamps, ice axes and crampons fully deployed, we topped out of the avy chute by 6:15pm. Set-up camp and woke to blue skys. Once again a great glissade all the way down the avy chute.
Posted Jan 26, 2004 9:17 am

pksanderDate Climbed: October 12, 2003  Sucess!

pksander

Great climb in beautiful autumn weather. The mountain goats didn't disappoint--first time I saw them in the U.S. (they are, after all, imports).
Posted Dec 15, 2003 1:29 am

TweezerRoute Climbed: 1 Date Climbed: 05/12/03  Sucess!

Tweezer

Always a fun one winter or summer!!!! I want to try route 2 (west side) sometime soon. I also plan to try a little snowboarding on the way down later this winter!
Posted Nov 9, 2003 10:17 pm

magellanRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: August 24, 2002  Sucess!

magellan

This was my wife's first ever summit. It's a totally fun hike, with a good possibility of seeing goats. Still waiting for that ultra clear day with a six volcano vista. About 90 minutes to the top. Maybe '04 I'll climb the snow gully.
Posted Oct 10, 2003 10:31 pm

hkutukRoute Climbed: Lower Trail Head Date Climbed: August 24, 2003  Sucess!

hkutuk

1.5 hours from lower TH to summit. Made a nice Sunday afternoon hike. Excellent wievs from Olympus to Adams. Could have stayed another hour on the summit if it wasn't for the stream of loud people... Thanks to RPC for the suggestion.
Posted Aug 25, 2003 10:06 am

nateglissmeyerRoute Climbed: Upper Trail head Date Climbed: July 20th, 2003  Sucess!
People keep saying "The Chute", but there is a real chute at the Y at mile 1.25 that is the winter route. Or am I getting this wrong.





In any case, the trail is very obvious and fantastically maintained. I climbed up to about 4500 ft. before being totally lost into a very big, very dense cloud/fog situation. Occassional views of Lake Cushman were glorious, but beware mixing of marine currents and high temps, because there is so much moisture up there it only takes a little push to become a cloud.





Hoodsport temp was 72 when we started. Dewpoint was 62. Yikes. Will definitely repeat trip when high pressure ridge is in place. On the plus side, mixing air made for wind and fewer flies.





Also, timing nearly perfect on wildflowers. Go this weekend or next, latest.
Posted Jul 27, 2003 11:41 am

cjwhatRoute Climbed: The chute Date Climbed: July 17, 1994  Sucess!

cjwhat

Came back with Eric to try the traverse from Ellinor to Washington. No goats (except for Eric).
Posted Jul 3, 2003 10:55 am

cjwhatRoute Climbed: The chute (AKA slog route) Date Climbed: July 3, 1994  Sucess!

cjwhat

Mountain goat with kid on summit pestered me intensely for salt. I was afraid she was going to chew my sweaty shirt off my back.
Posted Jul 3, 2003 10:53 am

jhalzRoute Climbed: Chute Date Climbed: May 10, 2003  Sucess!

jhalz

Great short climb. Reached the summit from the upper trailhead in 1hr 45 min. Got an early start and had the summit to myself for 45mins. Had spectacular views of the entire Olympic range. The Glissade path was outstanding, even my two dogs gave it a go.
Posted Jun 2, 2003 11:49 am

jhmccaffertyRoute Climbed: Upper Trail Head to summit via avalanch chute Date Climbed: April 18, 2003  Sucess!
If you are looking for a great day climb for conditioning purposes, this is the place. We reached the summit in three hours, would have been much sooner, but ended up post holing to our waist with 40 lbs on our backs. Bring snow shoes. Great place to practice using your ice axe. Great glissade down. Very awesome view at summit if the clouds stay away. I would recommend this climb as a introduction climb to any friends who are considering alpine climbing. When there is snow, this climb provides some of the elements of other alpine type climbs.
Posted Apr 20, 2003 8:51 am

rpcRoute Climbed: standard winter route Date Climbed: January 18, 2003  Sucess!

rpc

My wife Shirley and I climbed this great little peak on a perfect day in mid-January. Clear skies, warm, and sunny the whole day. Were able to get thru. to within about 1/2 mile of the lower TH (though we could've pushed all the way to the lower TH as some cars did). Great views from top incl. the interior Olympics, the line of Cascade giants, and even (not as nice) the Seattle skyline. The glissade was the best one we've had to date! Can't wait to go back and do the neighboring Mt. Washington.
Posted Apr 4, 2003 10:49 am

pauleRoute Climbed: (lower trailhead) Date Climbed: January 19, 2003  Sucess!

paule

This is a great day climb, and had one of the most memorable glissades! We glissaded from the summit basin down to about 100 yards or so to the top of the trail in about 10 minutes and earned major power-wedgies.



The snow was was pretty loose, and slushy in some places, however. On the ascent, I post-holed and slogged big time, since I had opted to not bring crampons with me. Beautiful day, and excellent 360-degree view!
Posted Apr 3, 2003 9:10 pm

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