Ruby Mountain Climber's Log

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Peaker

Peaker - May 5, 2018 11:25 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2018

Happy Creek  Sucess!

Bushwhacked then snowshoed up the Happy Creek route on the north side that skiers seem to favor. The lake is a neat addition to the already nice view.

seano

seano - Jun 27, 2015 9:50 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

Off day  Sucess!

Nice view up the lake to Hozomeen. The old trail is nigh-impossible to find on the way up, so I ended up bushwhacking most of the way, then following it down. The junction is well past the campground when coming from Thunder Creek, but the trail is essentially invisible before the "abandoned trail" sign. Trip report.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Jul 28, 2013 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

Thunder Creek / South Ridge  Sucess!

One of the best summit views for a 7000 foot Washington peak. We camped nearer the summit, 7 hours going up and 4 coming down.

kevinsa

kevinsa - Sep 9, 2011 10:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2011

Ruby Mountain  Sucess!

A beautiful hike on a nice sunny day. I think I've figured out why most hikers (myself included) lose the trail at 3900'. It is very easy to miss the first switchback (hard left turn) at N48 39.896 W121 01.912. Judging from the condition of the false trail that continues straight ahead, almost everyone gets lost here. I tossed a bunch of dead branches on the false trail, which will hopefully prevent some frustration in the future. Other than that, a straightforward climb with a nice view.

Dundeel

Dundeel - Aug 8, 2011 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

A Gem Shining in the Sun  Sucess!

Eric's tent made for a comfortable night's rest not far off of the abandoned trail. A nice layer of morning clouds made for good hiking on summit day. Clouds seem to dissapate in about a 15 minute period leading to a dramatic unveiling of peaks in all directions. Only patches of snow on the SW side route. If you lose the old trail for more than a 100 horizontal feet, look around some more. We were off trail between 3900 and 4200 but on the way down, we had no problem following it the whole way.

ericnoel

ericnoel - Aug 8, 2011 11:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

Ruby  Sucess!

We did this with a camp a little bit above Fourth of July Pass. It's an easy peak per se but it was a grunt for me. Great views on top but most of the route is just in forest. Ken did a great job tracking the trail but it was a little bit tedious to follow. I really think they should build a real trail to the top of this peak. Oh well.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - May 10, 2010 11:12 am Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2000

Snowshoe  Sucess!

Amazing day, amazing view! http://www.willhiteweb.com/north_cascades/ruby_mountain/trail_181.htm

setrent - Dec 19, 2009 5:55 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

NW Ridge  Sucess!

A great winter climb!

Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Oct 24, 2009 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2007

Snowy  Sucess!

Climbed Ruby after camping at 4th of July pass. We never saw any sign of trail due to snow. A few inches of snow at 4th of July turned into knee-deep snow near the summit. Our hike along the ridge towards the summit was tricky with no visibility. Great climb.

Redwic

Redwic - Sep 12, 2009 3:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2009

Summiting The Old-Fashioned Way  Sucess!

I had wanting to summit this peak for some time. I had heard how difficult the Ruby Mountain Trail route might be, but I wanted to find out for myself. It was easy to follow until ~3900' elevation, and then I re-encountered the trail again at a small open rocky area at ~4950' elevation. The summit views of North Cascades peaks might be the best I have ever seen in that area. This mountain summit is highly recommended!!!

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