Here is another summit in which I had a few questions about before posting but after thinking about it I decided to post this peak in the Tiger Mountain area.
Why choose this peak? Well not for the summit views because there is very little in the way of views on Sally's Summit. Only one or two spots open up from the trees. But this is one area that doesn't get a lot of attention, meaning there actually is a place at Tiger Mountain in which you can be by yourself and enjoy the peace and quiet. In winter this enjoyable little summit can a nice break from the cell phone tower and the T.V. towers that haunt most of the the summits at Tiger Mountain. It is worth the 1/4 mile roundtrip bushwack (7.5 mile roundtrip from the trailhead) off of Crossover Road and features a charm all to it's own. If you include East Tiger Mountain this ends up being an 8.5 mile 2200 foot elevation gain roundtrip hike.
To head to the Sally's Summit take the Main Tiger Mountain Road about three miles until you make a right on the Crossover Road. Go past the turnoff to East Tiger and once you hit the gate go to the obvious ridge on your right. There is a very faint bootpath here that will follow the ridge to the summit. You will know you made the summit because you have to cross a large number of log due to a recent blowdown in the area and you will be greeted by the Sally's Summit sign on the tree.
Getting ThereNote: The exact same trailhead as East Tiger Mountain
THE EAST TIGER TRAIL VIA I-90: From I-90 get off on Exit 25 onto Route 18. Head up about 4 1/2 miles and the East Tiger Mountain trailhead will be on your right. If you hit the Tiger Mountain Pass you have went too far.
Red TapeNo overnight parking on this trailhead.
CampingCamping is prohibited in Tiger Mountain State Park.
External LinksThe best page for trail conditions and trip reports in Washington State
Weather ConditionsThis is likely what the summit conditions will be for West Tiger Mountain.
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This weather is likely what to expect for mountain trailhead conditions.
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