Ascent of Tumwater Mountain on 2016-09-13

Climber: Connor McEntee

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Tumwater Mountain
    Elevation:4480 ft / 1365 m

Ascent Trip Report

Much of the information on summitpost and the other trip reports is no longer correct. I took a slight detour to Leavenworth for lunch, and almost decided not to climb Tumwater because the route is supposed to be unpleasant. It is a good short hike with very nice views, and the route is excellent. All of the fallen timber has been cleared from the road all the way to the ridge, and the use trail that traverses from the ridge to the summit is clear as well. I did not step over a single fallen tree and there is plenty of evidence that people are mountain biking down from the summit. I parked at Meadow Basin, because that's where the forest road was supposed to end. It is easily motor able to a large turnout 0.5 mi further up, where I would suggest parking. A 4x4 could easily drive all the way to the ridge, though you would brush up against some bushes at points along the road. The road from Leavenworth to Meadow Basin is not great, but it's not bad either. There are plenty of ruts, bumps, etc. I can see how it would be a pain if you ran into a vehicle going the other direction in some places.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1261 ft / 383 m
    Extra Gain:41 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:Logging Roads/Ridge
    Trailhead:Meadow Basin  3301 ft / 1006 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:32 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:22 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Connor McEntee
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