Excelsior Peak Climber's Log

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JLuthanen - Sep 5, 2022 8:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2022

Beautiful fall weather  Sucess!

I wish this trail were less popular than WTA suggested it may be! Broody, cloud covered day - a couple spitting rain storms but otherwise a fun and easy climb. A couple horses atop the summit with riders making for an interesting final summit push with dogs. Type 1 fun all the way (and lots of water sources)


cascadescrambler - Sep 3, 2019 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Wildflowers near summit  Sucess!

Nice little no effort gem


nader - Jul 13, 2019 9:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2019

Excelsior Peak  Sucess!

Drizzle and total fog. See trip report.


tcingrum - Jun 27, 2015 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2015

high divide  Sucess!

Great stroll on open ridge. Longer to drive to trailhead than the hike itself.


EastKing - Jun 18, 2015 10:25 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2015

Via Damfino Lakes  Sucess!

The road to Damfino Lakes is now open leading me to an easy summit of Excelsior and neighboring High Divide Peak to the east. August conditions!


Tnarg - May 31, 2015 11:10 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2015

Beautiful Day  Sucess!

We camped on Excelsior Ridge for two nights. A lot of snow up top, I'd highly recommend trekking poles or an axe. The views were amazing. Can't wait to go again!


MMclimbhigh - Oct 4, 2011 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2002

High Divide  Sucess!

Climbed it along the High Divide traverse.


gimpilator - Jul 26, 2010 12:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010

11,780 Feet of Vertial Gain in Under 48 Hours  Sucess!

Climbed four peaks this weekend starting with this one Friday after work. I spent the night near the summit. Would have stayed on the summit but someone was already there.


geosean - Oct 11, 2009 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2007

My Nectarine!  Sucess!

I hiked here from Damfino Lakes this time. While sitting on the summit my pack tipped over and my suculent nectarine rolled out and all the way down the meadow slopes to the south. If you see a fruit tree growing down there it's 'cause of me.


Curtissimo - Dec 8, 2008 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1996

great little hike

outstanding views!


Travis_ - Sep 5, 2008 12:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2008

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Got out for a quick one during my vacation. 2 hours to the top and a grueling 4000 ft elev. gain from Baker Highway. Beautiful!


metasyn11 - Oct 14, 2007 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2007

Damfino Lakes Trail  Sucess!

Beautiful October afternoon in the Cascades. Snowy near the top but well-trodden. Amazing views!

Scott Dusek

Scott Dusek - Oct 12, 2005 4:16 pm

Route Climbed: Welcome Pass Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

Classic, Classic, Classic


Flanders - Oct 8, 2005 9:51 pm

Route Climbed: Trail 670 Date Climbed: September 21, 2005  Sucess!

What Jenkins Said

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Oct 2, 2005 8:26 pm

Route Climbed: Damfino Lakes Trail #625 Date Climbed: September 21, 2005  Sucess!

While in between 3 day hikes/climbs, Flanders and I wanted to take it easy but keep our legs loose. We chose this one from a book to see another part of the North Cascades from where we were. Camped in Douglas Fir Campground the night before and then headed up in the morning. Great hike through old growth forests to Damfino Lakes which were beautiful. More forests and then the meadows opened up. Very breathtaking place. Made the summit quickly and WOW, the payoff views were amazing. Baker is in your lap, Shuksan too. Then the peaks to the north caused me to go nuts of my digital camera taking shot after shot. Talked to two others on the summit and lounged in the sun for a while. Then headed down. Just a great little hike and well worth it. Really made me drool looking at some of the other peaks up there too. Too bad it is already getting colder and the season is about done.

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