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ericnoelRed Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2003


Brief hike to the top.
Posted Nov 16, 2014 10:48 pm

RedwicVia Medicine Creek Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2012


Our group started from Mineral Spring Campground and headed westward, basically parallel to Medicine Creek, until reaching the upper sections of Blue Creek Road. Apparently, there had been a lot of snow until this past week, when warmer and wetter conditions took over. Fortunately for us, this day was full of surprisingly blue skies and great company.
Posted Dec 2, 2012 1:40 am

seabadge2 Walkers and 3 good aigs/egs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2012


Beautiful day; unsuccessful snowshoe attempt. Snow was minimal, but decent. Until we meet again, Red Top...
Posted Dec 2, 2012 12:26 am

gimpilatorRed Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2012


Carried snowshoes from the highway but didn't use them.
Posted Dec 1, 2012 8:26 pm

kevinsaRed Top  Sucess!


Came up here back in '94 while going to school in Ellensburg.
Posted Sep 26, 2012 9:43 pm

Dundeel1980s  Sucess!


Visited the top in the summer and skied most of the way up in the winter.
Posted Jan 20, 2011 10:47 pm

spotlyVia Blue Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010


Steep trail. Lots of flowers.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 8:01 pm

ericwillhiteCamped just below the summit.  Sucess!


Sometime in 1993 I camped on the ridge a few minutes below the lookout. Years before, I dug for agates here...didn't find much but if you hike the trail through the beds, you'll think the place has been bombed as there are hundreds of holes, large and small scattered everywhere. Quite a sight.
Posted Oct 8, 2009 4:01 am

larryNNice views and treasure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009


While researching this peak, I discovered that people have found agates on the ridge north of the mountain. As you approach the mountain, you see a sign to go left to the summit, or right to traverse along the east side to the "agate beds." When you're treasure hunting, it's never a good thing when there's signage to the treasure, e.g. "buried gold treasure this way."

I recommend going up to the lookout first, and then continuing north along the ridge, following a neat trail that has been blasted out of the rock in sections. As you continue along the ridge, you will see digging sites on both sides of the trail.

We found a few small geodes, and pieces of larger ones. As expected, making small rocks out of larger ones using a pick-axe is hard work, and eye protection is a must. (ear protection is a good idea too, although the ringing is gone today)
Posted Sep 27, 2009 11:47 am

EastKingWarm Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009


Did this with CompleteMountain and my boss.
Posted Jun 21, 2009 9:21 pm

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