Had to walk the last mile or so of the road to the trailhead on snowshoes. Between the mist and the snowpack we didn't exactly end up anywhere near the trail but made it to the hut regardless.
Got to make my own tracks for the last half mile or so to the summit. Nobody else up there on a fantastic morning.
my best time doing this is 52 minutes. my advice is to be at the trailhead first light. the trail gets very busy. have fun
The go to close to home cruiser.
I summited this Mountain many times when I was younger. I loved the lookout on top that was almost always open. One of the best lookouts I've seen.
Was in Granite Falls for a family reunion and really wanted to climb a peak so I'm glad this was nearby. There was SO much snow left and TONS of people on the mountain! The view was incredible and well worth the short hike.
Better than a swing set!
My first Washington summit
I liked it enough that I'll come back some day to snowshoe the other side.
Our new local peak. First took Erik up there within first month in Washington- he was 1.5 years old. Nice hike - we are a little slower now that he and Owen want to walk.
a nice, short hike to a great vantage point.
This was my first summit ever which I got to the top in winter at Sunset. Good times, good times.
Fun ski off the N aspect with decent coverage
First time in the snow is great, you can shortcut directly across the slope. In '09 did it with a few friends after the snow was gone. The trail is fairly awesome I suppose.
No 001, personal summit log.
Do this hike multiple times each year, great for training and it's closer to my house than anything else. Great views and environments near the top, and the Bathtub Lakes route is a hidden gem.
Personal best time: 1hr06min
Beautiful day and great views from the summit. Trail still had snow after the halfway point. Lots of hikers.
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.
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.
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