Hunchback Mountain Climber's Log

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Kemp - Jun 30, 2017 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2017

Steep, Good Conditioning Hike  Sucess!

Steep, Gorgeous views from the top. Didn't see a single person the entire time.


YEM - Feb 15, 2010 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2010

Hunchback Trail  Sucess!

This hike reminded me a lot of the Gorge. A steep trail early, ridge top views on the way up, scrambling options and the hum of the highway most of the day. The Great Pyramid was worth the extra mileage, if you've got the sun like we did. After 4 winter trips in the wilderness, still no snow and zero people.


BSPclimber - May 24, 2007 11:52 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2007

Not as interesting  Sucess!

My son and I started from the trailhead at 5:15 PM, summited at 7:10, started down at 7:15, back to the car at 8:30. No snow at all, and no mountain lion this time. Weather was dull overcast the whole time, so no photos were taken at the lookouts. A good conditioning hike, but really not very interesting. There are lots of mountains around 4K that are more interesting as hiking/scrambling objectives.


BSPclimber - Mar 5, 2007 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2007

Hunchback Mountain trail

Interesting hike. The first 1.5 miles were steep but for the most part easy with just a bit of snow. Once I reached the spot where there is a bit of class 2 the snow got quite a bit deeper, occasionally postholing up to my knees and usually up to my ankles. The Rockpile was quite snow filled, and was almost unrecognizable except for the very top. Then followed some snowshoe tracks for about half a mile up to around 3700 feet when I stopped to rest for a bit. While resting I saw a mountain lion about 300 feet in front of me. Fortunately it showed no interest in me. Being solo, I decided this was a good spot to turn around. Put on a good pace back, no halts until I crossed back over the class 2 section (adrenaline can work wonders). About 2 1/2 hours up, around 1:10 down. I will be back to get this summit later.


cmc56789 - Aug 11, 2006 7:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006

Hunchback Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Good conditioning hike. Nice view of hood from near the helispot. From the Great Pyramid, and with the high Cascades hidden by clouds and trees, this area looks a lot like the Adirondacks!


annaleiserabinek - Jun 7, 2005 7:14 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: April 23, 2005  Sucess!

Route Climbed: Trail

Date Climbed: April 23, 2005

Date Signed: May 18, 2005 01:25 AM

Nice views of Hood. Pretty slippery and steep at times.


Cornvallis - May 18, 2005 1:25 am

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: April 23, 2005  Sucess!

Good hike with great views of Hood......if there are no clouds. Nice steep trail to rimrock view. Trail actually gets pretty rugged and very steep (at times) the last couple of miles to the Great Pyramid viewpoint.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Apr 20, 2005 12:32 am

Route Climbed: Hunchback Mountain Trail Date Climbed: April 17, 2005  Sucess!

Hiked up in alternating sun, rain, sleet and hail on a Sunday morning. Would be some nice views on a clear day. Goofed around the Rockpile for a while. Ate lunch at the Great Pyramid and it miraculously cleared up a bit for me there. Hit the helispot on the way back (since you can only see the sign from the south I missed it on the hike in). Nice way to spend a Sunday. You do most of the work in the first hour of the hike and then cruise a ridge for another hour or so to the summit.

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