Ascent of White Chuck Mountain on 2014-08-29

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:White Chuck Mountain
    Elevation:6989 ft / 2130 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great hike. Class 2. 1 hr 10 min up, 1 hr 20 min down. In and out of the clouds for the entire hike. You start off in a clearcut but quickly enter nicer forest before reaching the hanging valley below hte steep ascent to the final summit ridge. Exposure is minimal to non-existent. The return hike to the car was significantly delayed by the overwhelming presence of wild blueberries and huckleberries. Pictures

Directions from Mtn Loop Hwy to trailhead:
8.8 miles south of the intersection of Hwy 530 and Mtn Loop Hwy in Darrington, turn left (east) on to FR-22, where the White Chuck Boat Launch sign is located. Go 3.2 miles and turn right at the sign for FR-24 towards Darrington. Go 2.4 miles to the major intersection where you can turn left on to FR-24 or continue straight/right on to FR-2430. Continue straight on to FR-2430. At the 0.5 mile point, there is a fork. The left fork is signed as a dead end, or no entry, or something else like that. Apparently this left fork is also FR-2430. Take the right fork and continue 5.5 miles on FR-2435 to a turn off on the right, following a small downhill section. This is the spur road to the trailhead. It ends after 0.2 - 0.3 miles. Just before it ends is a wider area with ample room for 5 or so cars to park. My Toyota Yaris made it to the trailhead (in good weather).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2109 ft / 642 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2109 ft / 642 m
    Route:White Chuck Climber's Trail
    Start Trailhead:4880 ft / 1487 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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