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BajumbugBest Christmas Ever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2011


I left town the night of the 23rd and hiked up the road to the trailhead north of Salmon Meadows. Easy going this time for two reasons--much less snow than last year, only about 6-8 inches in the lower stretches, and I had gone up on Thanksgiving weekend and hauled a huge backpack of stuff and left it cached about 2/3 of the way up. Carrying only the food for the trip and minimal clothing for the day made my trip light and fast. A terribly windy night was followed by a cloudy day, but the sun came out for a few minutes at the summit. I left the old summit register in the pipe, but added a new one with several pencils. An evening after work and three days round trip
Posted Oct 19, 2014 10:51 pm

BajumbugFirst success  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011


A brilliant clear day, and a surprising amount of free flowing surface water at that time of year. This was the first time I had been there completely snow-free. I made a huge mistake by taking a shirtless nap for over an hour at the summit, resulting in a horrible sunburn and blisters. I studied the routes for my real objective, another shot at a Christmas ascent.
Posted Oct 19, 2014 10:44 pm

BajumbugSecond Attempt
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2010


Not prepared for the difficulty of dragging a toboggan of gear through 18 inches of snow, I only made it about 2 of the 6 miles from the trailhead on the less known approach from Conconully to the south. Two great days of solitude, though.
Posted Oct 19, 2014 10:40 pm

BajumbugFirst attempt
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2010


A nice late Fall day, but wound up losing the trail in deep snow after topping Whistler Pass. Having never been up there and losing the sun, I decided to stop about a quarter mile from the top and try again some other day.
Posted Oct 19, 2014 10:37 pm

RedwicGood With Snow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2013


This was a fun peak to summit while covered in snow.
The approach road became snowbound within a few feet north of Freezeout Pass... which was fortunate, because the TH was there.

Nice, quick, straightforward route (even with snow). The view of Clark Peak was great!
Posted May 26, 2013 6:42 pm

lidijagrazulisIncredible views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012


Hiked the Freezeout Ridge trail to the summit, then descended back down by way of Whistler Pass. First trip to the area - can't wait to go back and visit some of the other peaks!
Posted Jul 10, 2012 1:21 am

beaudaddy85Freezeout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2012


Dug in a snow camp at 7,700' and went up to the summit in the late afternoon. Very easy climb with outstanding views. We planned to head over to Clark but it started to blow really hard and snowing sideways. We decided to descend back to camp. We had to leave early the next day so only summited Tiffany. Will be back to do a Tiffany, Middle Tiffany, Rock & Clark loop sometime. That would be the way to do it!!! Used snowshoes for most of the hike.
Posted May 27, 2012 2:46 am

Tangemandid in combo with Clark  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011


Did with clark. It was CROWDED!! What the heck!!! It's not supposed to be CROWDED!!! The registers pen in gone. And the Bernherdt Trail is in crappy condition. We found the mine though.
Posted Aug 1, 2011 12:08 am

BajumbugRe: did in combo with Clark


I always go from Conconully to the south. In six hikes, I have never seen one person.
Posted Oct 19, 2014 11:05 pm

BKWFall Stroll  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010


We had plenty of time but my brother was nursing a sore knee so we decided on Tiffany, Freezout Ridge. It turned out to be a pleasant stroll with beautiful terrain and weather. Great views from the summit. This has to be the easiest +8000 foot mountain in Washington.
If you're going in October, wear orange. From the summit we could see three or four hunting groups on the surrounding terrain.
Posted Oct 17, 2010 11:11 pm

ericwillhiteNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2005


Did with my wife in a very light snowfall. Camped somewhere along the way. http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington/winthrop/tiffany_mountain_037.htm
Posted Sep 3, 2009 4:07 am

DundeelPlan B Tiffany  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009


Original plan was to climb N. Gardner from Hwy 20, but Cedar Creek was raging more than I was willing to cross. Tiffany made an excellent alternate. Road was clear to Freezeout Pass and the ridge trail had only patches of snow left. I think the guy in the register was talking about his Wazoo hiking companion. I did see a cinnamon brown bear cub, but I think it was just a black bear color variation. Didn't stick around to see mom.
Posted Jun 12, 2009 1:18 am

gimpilatorEast Ridge Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2009


This one has been on my list for years since I camp near Conconully every memorial day weekend. I wanted to explore some old trails near Salmon Meadows. The East Ridge is a good choice during spring and winter before the snow has melted off the Freezout Ridge road. Near the summit I was sinking into the snow to my waist. In the summit log, a group of three claimed to have fought off an attacking cougar the day before. Not sure whether to believe this claim, and going solo, I was a little edgy on the descent.
Posted May 26, 2009 6:57 pm

DeanFreezeout Pass trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


Hiked this one with Eric (see below) The views from Tiffany were outstanding in 360 degrees. This is one of Washington's prominence peaks, coming in at #64 with over 2700 feet of prominence. A dandy of a hike, worth the drive.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 12:54 am

ericnoelFreezeout Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


A very easy and very scenic hike. This peak is high enough and isolated enough that you can see along a great length of the Cascades. The entire area was burned in a fire last year but it is still interesting walking through the charred forest and the upper slopes remain very pleasant meadows.
Posted Sep 2, 2007 10:59 am

SummitQueenRoute Climbed: main trail Date Climbed: Summer of 1998  Sucess!


Nice hike, good for a family outing with the kids. I was only a sixth grader when I did this hike with my dad, but it was the first mountain I summited. I remember putting my name together using a bunch of old sticks at the top, like many others had done. Wonderful views of Eastern Washington. You can see the lakes down low from the top. Nice hot weather, bring lots of water if you plan to do this during the summer months.
Posted Nov 25, 2004 2:33 pm

magellanRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: July 4, 2003  Sucess!


I'm not convinced this hike is in Central Washington, however rounded the peaks may be. The important part is good driving directions in the '100 hikes, North Cascades' book. The trailhead is about one hour from Winthrop proper. Another beautiful day in the Methow, despite the obvious fire on Sweetgrass Butte. Excellent views of the blaze from the top. This is a great family hike, or for those with less ambition. Clark Peak can be added via the Bernhardt Mine trail for a super, one-way, 11 mile, rodeo loop. That's cowboy talk meaning 'don't step in the horse fritters', of which there were a few old ones. No bears, and very few people out on my favorite countrys' birthday. Happy Independence Day. 6 miles R/T, 1750' gain, less than four casual hours away from the car.
Posted Oct 10, 2003 10:40 pm

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