Mount Washburn Climber's Log

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Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Aug 14, 2007 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2007

Yellowstone Day Hike  Sucess!

Mary and I did a day hike over Washburn while we were passing through Yellowstone on our way from the Tetons to Devils Tower. We arrived in the park late in the afternoon on Aug 12 and hiked to Lone Star Geyser, just in time for a major eruption. The following day we did the hike up Washburn, starting at Dunraven Pass and continuing on the North Spur trail past the hot springs to the Canyon (where we hitched a ride back to our car). We saw lots of bighorn sheep on the grassy ridge on the descent from the summit.


whaynal - Aug 14, 2007 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Dunraven Pass Route  Sucess!

Saw a momma bear with two baby bears. Not actually sure what kind, though.


atavist - Jul 25, 2007 12:32 am

traverse  Sucess!

climbed in May 01, ended up postholing down the backside and cross country back to the road

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Jul 24, 2007 7:42 pm

Too Bad  Sucess!

Climbed this during a "driving" tour of Yellowstone. Too bad I was ill that day. I might have enjoyed it more.


SawtoothSean - Jul 14, 2007 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

John's First  Sucess!

It was teaming with tourists, a jeep road, and very easy, but this was extremely rewarding for me because my 6 year old son did this hike with me and made it to the top. This was his first real mountain summit and we saw about 50 bighorn along the road that were very tame.


MoabPeakBagger - Jun 9, 2007 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2004

barely worth it  Sucess!

the hike was on a road, there were tame bighorn along the way, and it was crawling with tourists.

It only took an hour or two, but it was barely worth it.


huskertriguy - May 29, 2007 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1989

Summer after the "big one" fires  Sucess!

Yellowstone is fantastic. If your time is limited in Yellowstone, I highly suggest other points of interest unique to the Park.

Still, a fun and easy hike - though as a fat elementary kid, I remember struggling a little. (Then again, I think I was expressing to my folks that I'd rather be on a roller coaster. C'est l'vie.)

Don't recall the exact date, may even have the year mixed up...

We hiked up a jeep road up the backside, then found as we looped down the singletrack back to the cars that a better, more beautiful trail was to be had. Bummer I suppose, but still very gorgeous.

Attempted Lake Solitude in the Tetons on the same trip, but it was not to be for this fat kid; success was not seen there until the slimmer days of high school.


Hobbesgirl - Apr 25, 2007 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Route Climbed: Chittenden Road from Dunraven Pass  Sucess!

This was a fun little hike at the end of a long day of exploring. I went up with my dad and brother. This really was the easiest climb I have ever done, but very enjoyable and relaxing!


Janell - Apr 12, 2007 2:42 pm

That was so strenuous!  Sucess!

I miss Yellowstone, gotta get back there this summer


bpv_UW - Feb 3, 2007 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005

Evening Stroll  Sucess!

Leisurely evening walk-up with my brother after summitting Avalanche Peak earlier in the day. Beautiful views from the top, almost complete solitude (rare for this peak) and a great sunset. Well worth the trip.


jnoffsinger - Jan 1, 2007 12:35 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1997

Last Hike with the Ex  Sucess!

Long hike with the ex. Great view of the park. Ex sprained ankle on the way down.


dandrew - Dec 14, 2006 12:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Good View of Yellowstone  Sucess!

Hiked up from Dunraven Pass in the early morning. Besides the overgrown marmots, we saw plenty of bighorn sheep as well as a fox. The views were great, but it was a little hazy due to forest fires.

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Oct 2, 2006 1:35 pm

Multiple ascents  Sucess!

9/30/06 - Climbed via the Dunraven Pass route. A nice day but the summit views were obscured by smoke from a fire.

Also climbed twice as a kid on family vacations, both times via the Chittenden Road route.


TiogaBradford - Sep 23, 2006 12:58 am

No bears  Sucess!

Hiked this peak with my brothers and parents on my first trip out west. I remember it being fairly easy, but having a great view. We were hoping to see a grizzly (maybe from the car instead of the trail), but didn't get the chance to.

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Sep 19, 2006 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2006

Nice Views, Cold Fall Day  Sucess!

Easy grade and wide trail (road) to the top. Great views though. Nice little observatory and info center at the top.


Alcas24 - Sep 5, 2006 5:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2004

Interesting Route  Sucess!

Was working at Canyon Village and the road to Dunraven Pass was closed, so I bushwacked roughly parallel to the road towards Dunraven Peak, descended to the pass, and hiked the trail to the summit. I then descended the trail down through Washburn Hot Springs back to the Seven Mile Hole Trail, and then back to Canyon.


Gareth - Jul 25, 2006 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Route Climbed: Chittenden Road from Dunraven Pass  Sucess!

This was a cool little mountain experience. My sister, dad, and I made the hike in the evening. We were rushed so we set a fast pace. The views from the top were nice. Too bad we had to hurry off the mountain, otherwise we could have watched the sunset from the summit. As it turned out, I watched the sunset while hiking back down the road as fast as my legs would let me go.

Take it as a recommendation from John Muir himself to make this hike and to enjoy the views!


lisae - Jun 21, 2006 11:12 pm

Amazing Views!

My husband and I hiked up Washburn in the summer of 1996 or 1997. I remember the beatuful views and wildflowers. Even in August there were still patches of snow. It was my first time above 10,000 ft.


rangermatt - May 3, 2006 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2004

Wow  Sucess!

Views extended forever. Loved the overview of the Yellowstone caldera - Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, Grand Canyon, even the Tetons! Some up close encounters with bighorn sheep, and the rains just missed us. Perfect.


Eleutheros - Mar 20, 2006 6:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1998

Many times, good memories  Sucess!

Hiked this alot with my family, who used to travel to Yellowstone and Cody Wyoming every year for the 4th of July.

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