Mount Howard Climber's Log

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cascadescrambler - Aug 16, 2019 11:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 1991

Unpleasant  Sucess!

It's a high peak with good views, but on this particular day I had one of my worst encounters with mosquitoes ever. A cloud of them buzzed around my head the whole way, and it's a long way. I thought getting a little breeze off the snow would drive them away. Nope.


Peaker - Oct 31, 2018 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2018

From Merritt Lake TH  Sucess!

Nice hike in clear, cool weather. Fairly long but the going is never that bad. Encountered a little annoying brush heading directly up from Crescent Lake so I stayed farther west on the way down and came across some helpful use trails.

setrent - Sep 12, 2018 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2018

From Mastif  Sucess!

A nice ramble from Mastif. Descent to the east side of Crescent Lake tedious.

MAero - Aug 26, 2015 12:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2015

Fun scramble  Sucess!

Ascended the S. face from Crescent Lake - brush wasn't too bad and there were several viable routes to choose from. Much more pleasant on the way up than it would be on the down... I like the direction of our loop and doing Howard before Mastiff. Smoky due to the Chelan Complex fires and an easterly flow Full TR on the blog


kevinsa - Jun 5, 2015 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2015

Howard  Sucess!

Had I known the Nason Ridge trail was in such bad shape in the Royal Creek basin, I may have just gone in and out via Mastiff instead of doing the traverse. I did find something of a climber's path/game trail through the steep area above Crescent Lake. I marked it at 6100' as N47 48.539 W120 57.315.


Dundeel - May 27, 2015 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013

Howie Zowie  Sucess!

A little pika came out of the summit rocks and sat next to me chewing on grass.


JordanH - Oct 30, 2014 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2014

Long Day!  Sucess!

Nice long traverse. Lost the trail a few times, but overall very fun and challenging peak.


Redwic - Jul 5, 2013 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

Great approach!  Sucess!

I approached the mountain from the combination of Merritt Lake Trail, Nason Ridge Trail, and southern slopes (off-trail). It was no more difficult than Class 2, and seldom even that. The SW ridge looks like nasty Class 3/4 stuff; my approach (S/SE slopes) was much more desirable. The best thing about my trip was that I had virtually no encounters with flying insects! I think the breezy wind kept them away, as other recent visitors complained about how nasty the insects get in these areas.

I decided to save Rock Mountain and Mount Mastiff for future trips.


tcingrum - Sep 18, 2012 12:26 am

Howard/mastiff  Sucess!

Basically a long hike with a couple of walk up peaks. Nice area. Didn't see anybody untill back on Merritt lake trail.


jacobsmith - Jul 9, 2012 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Fun Times on Mastiff and Howard  Sucess!

summited Mastiff and Howard in succession from the Merritt Lake Trailhead before descending to Crescent Lake and missing the Nason Ridge Trail (snow was still solid at that altitude). this prompted around 4 hours of bushwhacking and extremely sketchy scrambling. after loosing my map (and my patience) i simply made a beeline for hwy 2 and then hiked around 3.5 miles back to the trailhead. fun fact: when speaking of bushwhacking you tend to assume that the bush is the object of the sentence, this is false, it is the subject and you are the object.


BKW - Sep 11, 2011 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Dawn Summit  Sucess!

Camped at Crescent Lake. Scambled up in the morning to reach the summit 15 minutes before dawn. Quite a pleasing view. Bushwhacking the lower flanks and navigating the band of cliffs are activities best left for the light of day.

Bryan K

Bryan K - Oct 19, 2009 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2009

Yup  Sucess!

Last log to sign for that day


gimpilator - Aug 5, 2009 2:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

Rock, Howard, and Mastiff  Sucess!

Bryan and I started at the Snowy Creek trail head at 8am. We found that a huge pile of avalanche debris had annihilated parts of the trail between 4600 and 5000 feet. We started with the summit of Rock Mountain and then worked our way over to Howard and Mastiff. We took twenty minute breaks on each summit and spent the rest of the day moving. We got back to the car at 8:30pm


ericnoel - Jul 13, 2009 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

SW Ridge  Sucess!

We went up the SW ridge and then out the NE ridge over Mastiff on the way back. Good views.

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - May 27, 2008 12:52 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2008

Route Climbed: NE Ridge  Sucess!

Started at Merritt Lake trailhead and climbed Mastiff, then went up the NE ridge of Howard. Went down via Crescent Lake and back out to Merritt. Long day.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jul 29, 2005 12:16 am

Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: July 1991  Sucess!

Duane and I took our boys up this one. Day hiked it from the Rock Lake TH.


Moni - Jul 28, 2005 8:23 pm

Route Climbed: South Flank Date Climbed: 27 July 2005  Sucess!

With Phoebe Duke. From Rock Lake. A real grind to come in that way.

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