Web Mountain Summit
Starting Elevation: 2200 feet
Summit Elevation: 5335 feet
Round Trip Distance: 5.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 3135 feet
Web Mountain is located along the I-90 corridor situated between more popular hikes like Mount Defiance
, Bandera Mountain
, and to the west Mailbox Peak
. The hike to the summit can be done by following the rout to
Ridge Looking EastPutrid Pete's Peak
and traversing another .3 miles from the summit to Web Mountain's summit.
The only problem is that after having ascended to P3 and scrambling up the boulder field you will need to continue on equally steep and confusing terrain. The reward for your efforts? A slightly better view and of course the view to the west no longer being obscured by the ridge.
Interstate I-90 can be heard and seen continuously after getting above the tree line. I always think when in that environment how probably thousands of people have driven by in the time I've been on my hike. They are missing out on the great outdoors, likely oblivious to the beautiful scenery that lies just a hike away.
Summit view Web Peak East (5335 feet)
Web Mountain View West (5335 feet)
From I-90 take exit 45 and follow FSR 9030 until after the pavement ends. At one mile from the freeway go left on FSR 9031. In another 3 miles park at the Ira Spring trailhead. This is the same trail head used for Mason Lake and Bandera Mountain. The trail approach is well described on the Putrid Pete's Peak
The potentially confusing parts:
The first turn off the Ira Spring Trail. At the very first switch back heading up hill continue straight on a faint path. It becomes more apparent and eventually becomes much easier to follow.
After the switchbacks have gone on for over a mile a boulder field can be seen uphill. The path is not well marked there but another faint path leads steeply uphill to the right side of the boulder field looking uphill.
North West Forest Service Pass is required at trail head
It would probably be possible but I didn't notice any suitable sites.