Mount Pilchuck Climber's Log

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Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Jul 19, 2010 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

Standard Trail  Sucess!

Beautiful day and great views from the summit. Trail still had snow after the halfway point. Lots of hikers.

Arkitekt

Arkitekt - Jul 18, 2010 12:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

Perfect Day  Sucess!

The first nice sunny day of the year was certainly the perfect occasion for a hike up Mt. Pilchuck. Gliders flew in the updrafts and the views were excellent. Still a lot of snow from about 4000 feet upwards.

Dean

Dean - Jul 10, 2010 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

2nd time  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin and I went up and enjoyed a beautiful day. Lots of snow and lots of people that were hiking in tennis shoes (wet feet). Great views on the summit due to the clarity of the air.

Vinny

Vinny - May 27, 2010 4:24 pm

new local mtn  Sucess!

done it a couple times with kids and without.
Everett Mountain Rescue just installed 'wrong way' signs off the trail to discourage hikers from getting sucked down Kelly creek drainage. http://everettmountainrescue.org/Home/tabid/149/Default.aspx

TimmyC

TimmyC - May 24, 2010 8:31 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2010

Okay, there we go  Sucess!

After a few days of warmer temps, the ice softened up and the ascent was a lot easier. Saw a couple of solo gents, a skier, and a fellow with his enormous dog (Gunnar, the half-Lab, half-short haired collie), but they were it. Hung out in the lookout for lunch and tea, did some trash collecting, and headed down. Socked in all day until just above 4000' when we dropped below the cloud layer and could see the whole Sound and up into Canada. Lovely way to spend my birthday!

TimmyC

TimmyC - May 20, 2010 8:15 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2010

Rain down below, snow up top

Headed up in pouring rain that turned to driving snow as we got higher. We were the only car in the lot, cuz everyone else was smart and stayed out of the weather. We, however, love weather and got a lot of it. Lots of new, dryish snow up past 4000ft; no slide danger, but it's slick on top of the consolidated layer. Too icy at the final ridge to continue to the lookout, so we turned back with plans to try again on Monday (with crampons). Lovely day despite the ugly (fun!) spring conditions.

Boonie1

Boonie1 - Apr 21, 2010 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2010

1st on the loop.  Sucess!

My 1st hike on the loop and it won't end here.
Out w/great company, top of the list favorite.

DustyDeb9

DustyDeb9 - Apr 20, 2010 12:56 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2010

Lots of spring snow  Sucess!

Lots of deep soft snow, snowshoes highly recommended. Beautiful, clear, warm day. 3rd time up this winter. Great climb.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Mar 15, 2010 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2005

Nice family outing  Sucess!

I hiked up to this summit with my little brother (back when he was smaller than me) and my parents. It was a fun outing except that I had to give my little bro some plastic bags for socks (there was lots of snow up top) as he was wearning sneakers. Oh, memories.

beaudaddy85

beaudaddy85 - Jan 27, 2010 8:44 pm

Been there, done that!!!  Sucess!

Close to Home, good, easy after work hike... Amazing views for such an easy hike if your in average shape... Be prepared for Hordes of people of all walks of life...

fzte

fzte - Dec 20, 2009 3:10 am Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2009

Beautiful Day  Sucess!

Climbed on an awesome clear winter day with hard/icy snow conditions. The beginning of the trail was a frozen stream and I fell pretty hard a couple times on the way back down. Used crampons and axes higher up on the mountain. Following the summit ridge was a bit nerve-wracking being a rookie but very rewarding in the end.

RAdams

RAdams - Nov 17, 2009 3:30 am

Too Many To Count  Sucess!

Started climbing Pilchuck in 1970. I like it best in the spring, as soon as you can get most of the way up the road. Go right up the old ski run. Great sliding on the way back down. Just be careful of the clifs below Little Pilchuck. Too many people get lost up there. If you haven't been there on a clear day, go back. A great 360 degree view and so close to the city.

Bryan K

Bryan K - Oct 19, 2009 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

Pilchuck  Sucess!

Fun hike with a bit of leftover smow

project360

project360 - Oct 18, 2009 1:28 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2006

Pilchuck Summit  Sucess!

Summited many time but standout is winter climb directly up face in winter storm...

geosean

geosean - Oct 6, 2009 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2009

Rainy July Day on Pilchuck  Sucess!

Rained the whole way, very little snow on the ground though. The lookout was very cold – drafty – despite my being dry. Had the place to myself though. However my battery was dead when I got back to the car.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Sep 29, 2009 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 1996

Snowshoe Trip  Sucess!

Lookout was encaked in ice

Norman

Norman - Aug 14, 2009 11:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

Pilchuck  Sucess!

Climbed/hiked the trail with two good friends wanting to prepare for Baker. Mostly clouds, but no rain. Nice day in the mountains just the same. Very few people on the trail.

Dean

Dean - Jun 30, 2009 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2009

Nice day  Sucess!

The snow began at 4100' and then was solid at 4400'. A nice hike to the lookout on a very nice day. Quite a change from the desert peaks of Utah and Nevada that I've been doing a lot of lately.

BKW

BKW - Jun 15, 2009 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

A Cascades shot in the arm  Sucess!

First car there at 6:30am on a Saturday morning. We had the summit to ourselves. Note: Pilchuck is apparently not the Si of Everett. This hike packed fun snow travel, great views, some unexpected solitude, and even a short but interesting scramble all into just a few hours car to car.

ivyonup

ivyonup - May 4, 2009 10:44 am

Hiked with Sister  Sucess!

We started out a bit later in the afternoon then planned, around 4pm, but we were still able to make it to the peak and back to our car before it was too dark. We had nice weather and a gorgeous view of the surrounding landscape. It was our last "hoorah" before I left for college.

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