Abercrombie Mountain Additions and Corrections

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Klenke - May 2, 2005 1:49 am - Voted 10/10

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Actually, apparently (according to Roper, who has the hardcopy USGS map) there is a 7320+ contour at the summit of Gypsy Peak. It cannot be seen in Topozone because it is hiding beneath the section line locator mark. The contour in question is possibly the little brown streak in the top-right quadrant of the red plus sign here. The 7309 elevation value is dubious in that, as I recall, the BM was a few feet below the highest summit rocks.

Therefore, Abercrombie is at least 12 feet lower than Gypsy.

eta - Jul 4, 2005 2:01 am - Hasn't voted

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I took road 300 today (2 Jul 2005) and it would have been tough in a passenger car. There are quite a few spots that I think I might have bottomed-out in, if that's what I had been driving. The road is 99% dry, just a few shallow mudholes to contend with. Ample parking at the trailhead.

eta - Jul 4, 2005 2:15 am - Hasn't voted

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There's a rather nice (i.e. quiet, uncrowded) campground at the end of Silver Creek road. I stopped by on 2 July 2005 ... 4th of July weekend, and it was at most half full! The only obvious facilities consisted of a single pit toilet at the trail #119 TH.


supreme744 - Jul 5, 2005 1:08 am - Hasn't voted

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Drove up Flume Creek road on 7/2/05. While the road is quite rough, the real problem lies with the heavy brush along the road. some portions of the roadway are less than 5 feet wide given the overgrowth. Much worse than I experienced in 2003. My hopes are the road is due for a brushing. This is a great trail to take if scrambling to nearby Hooknose. We left the trail heading for a saddle between Abercrombie and Hooknose making the trip to Eastern Washington's third highest peak much shorter. Look for a lovely spring with a pool near the final major switchback on the trail.

CraigH - Jul 7, 2014 2:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Anyone been up there in 2014?

We've ridden Abercrombie twice, once in summer 2011 and again in summer 2012. In 2011 the trail was clear but in 2012 we ran into a lot of blowdown on the North Fork Silver Creek trail, and we would like to avoid a repeat. The Ranger station in Colville doesn't have an update which likely means their trail crew hasn't been up that way this year. I've seen a Oct. 2013 trail report on another site that there was some blowdown that late in the season, but wondering how bad winter 2013/14 was for blowdown. Thanks for any updates.

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