Three Fingers Climber's Log

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Wheelbarrow - Mar 19, 2024 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2021

Fun Trail Run  Sucess!

Camped in my car at the trailhead for 2.5 days to wait out the rain. Heard gun shots at night. Saw Everett Mountain Rescue drive by on day 2. Anyways, took the longer less elevation change way and took a load of lookout renovation supplies that were stashed at the old trailhead. Met a really nice family at the lookout with their 12 year old with them! Badass kid. Left the summit at 6:30pm and made it back to the car before bedtime. Ridiculously beautiful sunset with clouds racing up the steep ridges. Washingtonians are so lucky!


tequina - Sep 10, 2019 11:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2013

Best Hike of my far  Sucess!

Epic. From start to finish. Hiked with my hubby and our favorite dog Remmington, who waited just below the lookout.


Judd97 - Jul 21, 2018 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2018

More difficult than expected but amazing nonetheless  Sucess!

Still lots of snow left above Tin Cup Gap. Lots of traverses, including some steep ones, but an ice axe and crampons handle the conditions well. The bike ride up the forest road was a real haul with a heavy pack but the bike ride down was amazing. Super unique firetower and slept like a rock with completely clear skies and the tower to ourselves.


ZakG - Apr 25, 2017 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 1995

Three Fingers!  Sucess!

Hiked it with Dad and Jason while wearing all cotton! Those were the days. There were two passed-out drunk guys on the summit who had carried up a 36 pack of beer, still in the cardboard box. Those were simpler times...

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Aug 16, 2016 3:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

Route in great condition  Sucess!

We drove up on Saturday morning expecting the worst, but road conditions aren't actually too bad (save for the plethora of potholes). The "washout" 8 miles before the trailhead is pretty pitiful, and pretty much any car with moderate clearance will be able to make it through. There is a real washout located about 2 miles before the trailhead; we made it through just fine in a jeep, but most cars were simply parking at the washout and walking the last few miles.
The first few miles of trail are a bit rough, but after that the trail is in good condition all the way to the top. There are a few very short snow sections where we used an ice axe, but they were avoidable. Reached the summit in just over 4 hours; views were stellar to say the least. There ended up being 19 people at the top spending the night (possible record?); 13 people fit in the lookout, and the rest scattered about the surrounding rocks. Sunset and sunrise were spectacular; we even caught the tail end of the Perseids. Will be back!


seano - Jul 7, 2016 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2016

Cool dayhike  Sucess!

I lucked out and managed to avoid the road-jog, making this an easier day than expected. No views, but it's still a very cool peak, and the lookout is in great shape considering its environment. Note that the trail ducks non-obviously into the woods just above Goat Flat, descending to contour on the south side of the ridge. Trip report.


Dundeel - Apr 3, 2016 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2016

Lost GPS

After a trip to Mount Ditney, I dropped my GPS somewhere on the bike ride out. Could have been anywhere on NF-4150 ir NF-41. If someone stumbles across it, drop a message in my inbox. Thanks.


avilajake - Sep 8, 2014 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2014

Great Climb  Sucess!

10 mile bike ride and and then 7.5 mile hike up to the summit. Had the top to ourselves. Made it just as the sun set. It was breathtaking. Berries and goats were out in force. Looking forward to the next trip.


Redwic - Aug 14, 2014 11:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

First Completer Of Lookout List  Sucess!

A 35-36 mile roundtrip adventure full of mixed terrain and great weather made this a great location to be the first person to finish the Washington Lookouts list. In other words, the list of Washington fire lookouts still standing at their officially used locations.


tcingrum - Sep 17, 2012 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2000

Repeater  Sucess!

Been up a few times. I'll be back.


kevinsa - Sep 17, 2012 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 1991

My first "real" climb  Sucess!

Where has the time gone? The one that started it all.....


jacobsmith - Sep 16, 2012 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2010

Solo In A Day  Sucess!

Final climb of my first season of mountaineering, had summited several times before but always camped at Goat Flats. several tricky spots past Tin Can Gap, crampons were a must - the snow chute (the one spot an ice axe is recommended) was mostly water ice. very, very glad i brought a headlamp.


LuminousAphid - Mar 12, 2012 6:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Three Fingers  Sucess!

Est. Date.

Made it in one long day, would suggest going overnight. great lookout


dan-o - Aug 12, 2011 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2009

Fingers Three  Sucess!

Fun hike, will have to overnight in the lookout some time.


fjes6 - Mar 24, 2011 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2010

Three Fingers lookout  Sucess!

Stayed three incredible nights

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 12, 2011 1:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2008

Classic  Sucess!

I call this peak the center piece of the mountain loop highway. Thanks Gimpilator for taking me with on this trip.


HiT - Dec 30, 2010 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2010

Amazing sunset!

Spent the weekend up there and had the most amazing sunset! I have to say this is one of the most diverse trails I have been on. Great hike from TH to the lookout.


ExcitableBoy - Dec 27, 2010 11:11 am

Standard route  Sucess!

Fun hike with some geocaching on the way up.


Dundeel - Sep 5, 2010 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Standard Route  Sucess!

Started a little late, leaving the TH at 9am. Met up with another solo hiker for company. The snow crossing beyond Tin Can Gap was soft but I would not have wanted to cross without my ice axe. The other two snow crossings were easy. Clouds allowed peek-a-boo views. Exciting to lean over the 2,000 ft of exposure on the east side of the LO. Left the LO at 4pm. Ran out of daylight at Saddle Lake. The trail is nasty by headlamp!

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Aug 25, 2010 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2010

Standard Route  Sucess!

A very fun trip on a great day to be in the mountains. I really want to come back and spend a night in the lookout sometime.

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