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Dan WinterFire Lookout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2014

Dan Winter

Hiked up to the fire lookout on a perfect September Sunday morning with my 5 year old daughter. Probably the best kids hike we have done.
Posted Sep 8, 2014 3:20 pm

Boonie1Tolmie Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2014

Boonie1

and then Howard Peak for a double.
Posted Aug 21, 2014 8:36 pm

lidijagrazulisAmazing!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2004

lidijagrazulis

Stopped by while doing a 2-night backpack on the Mother Mountain loop. Well worth the side trip for the stunning views!
Posted May 16, 2014 3:46 pm

Snidely WhiplashBest in the Fall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 1999

Snidely Whiplash

Very pleasant fall hiking.
Posted Nov 11, 2013 12:37 am

RedwicBad Weather Despite Great Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2013

Redwic

This was my second visit to a fire lookout structure that day. A major storm was moving into the Northwest, and a looming "government shutdown" was threatening to possibly close the access gate (approximately 4.3 miles from the TH) for a while starting a few days after my visit. It was raining, cold, and windy, but I was pleasantly shocked to find many other hikers on the trail the same day. The lookout was already locked-up for the year. The true summit was attained while the winds lessened for a while.
Posted Oct 7, 2013 11:11 am

DundeelTolmie Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

Dundeel

Lots of folks but everyone friendly. Annual Pass or $15 fee. With Lorie and Luke.
Posted Jul 28, 2013 2:45 pm

bigbadgooNearly snow free  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013
Trail is nearly snow free - only the lake area still has significant snow.
Posted Jul 8, 2013 4:37 pm

JebParked at the closed gate 3 mi. from Mowich Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2012

Jeb

2-3' of snow at Eunice lake, which was totally frozen over. The lookout tower was recently shuttered for the winter.
Posted Nov 28, 2012 12:41 pm

kevinsaTolmie Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 1994

kevinsa

My parents would not go past Eunice Lake back in '81, so I had to come back to get this one.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 12:44 am

lcarreauWay back when..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 1987

lcarreau

Did it way back when.. 24 years ago? Ipsut Creek CG was
accessible back then, and it was always a fun hike over Ipsut Pass.

I also did Florence Peak from the Boundary Trail in winter.
Posted Dec 22, 2010 8:23 pm

gimpilator4 Peaks On Winter Solstice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2010

gimpilator

Bryan, Maria and I did 4 peaks today via the old Boundary Trail. We started with Virginia Peak and Berry Peak. Then we worked out way over to the Tolmie Peak lookout and actual summit. Finally we came all the way back to do Martin Peak before descending. Not bad for the shortest day of the year.

A film by Bryan:

Posted Dec 21, 2010 9:54 pm

ericwillhiteProm Night  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 1992

ericwillhite

I think I was climbing here on Prom Night of High School, climbing was always more important. We snowshoed in from the Mowich park entrance, camped on the rangers front porch at Mowich Lake to avoid the snow, climbed the peak, droped out at Ipsut Pass, camped at Ipsut Creek Campground, hiked the road out to the closed gate at the Carbon River Entrance where we were picked up. Pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/mount_rainier_national_park/tolmie_peak_lookout/mowich_lake_175.htm
Posted Oct 7, 2009 11:49 am

awilsondcRoute Climbec: Mowich Lake --> Eunice Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

awilsondc

Crowded day at the Mowich Lake trailhead. It was a fee free weekend in the national parks and cars were lined up 1/2 a mile or more down the road from the parking lot. Not as many on the Tolmie trail though... Nice little moderate hike to the summit. Clouds were covering Rainier but it made for a nice sea of clouds view of the other surrounding peaks. I scrambled around past the lookout to the true summit, and played around glissading on some remaining snow and climbing some rocks. I found a nice cliff to hang out on with amazing views of a beautiful valley. Very rewarding to head past the lookout, actually got some solitude. I'll have to head back. It was nice.
Posted Aug 25, 2009 1:21 am

ecobikerCloudy Again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006
Warm up for Mt Baker on the 16th. Although I have been up this peak 4 times, I still haven't gotten a view from the top. We still had a good time in the warm weather.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 9:30 pm

ericnoelDate Climbed: October 1st 2003  Sucess!

ericnoel

Nice quickie with a mix of forest, a little lake and a big lake and a summit with a view of a bigger summit.
Posted Oct 21, 2005 8:40 pm

Jeffrey ZickertRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: September 23, 2005  Sucess!

Jeffrey Zickert

Very nice clear day. Good view of the n/w side of Rainer. Mt. St. Helen's was letting off a little steam, which was a bonus photo.
Posted Sep 24, 2005 8:47 am

OlympicMtnBoyRoute Climbed: From Eunice Lake Date Climbed: July 5, 2003  Sucess!

OlympicMtnBoy

I've climbed this peak three times but the last time was the most memorable. I came up from Ipsut Pass, which is a fairly steep and streneous pass, and then headen on up to Eunice Lake. Eunice Lake is my favorite lake in Rainier National Park and the views are awesome! From there it's about 700 feet to the summit of Tolmie Peak. The view increased and at the top a spectacular view of Rainier awaited me! To the northwest of Rainer Mother Mountain and Castle Peak's buttresses arose from the Ipsut Creek Valley. Mowich lake was draped in mountains to the west and south of Eunice Lake. Great views! Great times! Tolmie is easy from Mowich Lake but from Ipsut campground it's much more a hiking challenge.
Posted Oct 3, 2004 10:55 am

scot'teryxRoute Climbed: Lakeshore/ Ipsut Pass/ Tolmie Peak Trail Date Climbed: September 30, 2001  Sucess!

scot\'teryx

Got to trailhead real late (noon) after driving around from our camp at the Ipsut Campground. Gradually the trail gains and loses elevation for the first 1.5 miles as you go around Mowich Lake then head down then up some steep switchbacks to Eunice Lake. The lake is pretty awesome, and some hikers got the urge to go swimming, but I opted for some filtered water instead. Some quick steep switchbacks gets you to the lookout pretty darn quickly. The views were magnificent, and I wish I had a better quality digital camera. We decided to go across the ridge on the climbers trail that hit the true summit of Tolmie Peak, then hit thelast peak of the 3 at the end. Alison stopped at the notch as you had to descend a steep trail towards the notch that has lots of loose talus and sand on granite slabs. Once at the notch a bush belay is necessary and a weird move over a few boulders and trees that protect that notch where there is some good exposure. Once at the base of the last summit, a quick staircase of granite takes you to the summit. Unaware if this peak has a name. There is a picture of it in the photo gallery HERE
Posted Oct 1, 2001 7:56 pm

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