Ascent of White Chuck Mountain on 2014-08-29
|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 ReportGreat 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|
| Gain on way in:||2109 ft / 642 m|
| Route:||White Chuck Climber's Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||4880 ft / 1487 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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