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Washington County High Points

Showing Edward McFarlin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (6 out of 39, or 15.38%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620512011-08-28
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades811615632013-11-24
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades881213072011-07-04
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades7498592 
5.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407374 
6.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78383662011-07-09
7.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34803442010-07-25
7.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34803442010-07-25
9.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3503195 
10.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades3996167 
11.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2132125 
12.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711118 
12.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034118 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5168115 
15.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1521110 
16.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains81892 
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains474092 
16.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains240792 
19.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau267490 
20.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades080 
21.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands58070 
22.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau108967 
23.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau182965 
24.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau256564 
25.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades200561 
26.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74960 
27.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains77955 
27.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau19055 
29.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains6052 
29.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades76252 
31.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau54148 
32.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills148043 
32.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills39343 
34.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau126842 
35.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains16841 
36.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains172040 
37.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades24036 
38.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades031 
39.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains030 

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List Description

There are 39 counties in Washington, and their high points make up the most serious collection of alpine challenges for county highpointers of any state except Alaska. The big volcanoes--Rainier, Adams, Baker, and Glacier Peak--are actually easier to climb than rocky, remote, and rugged giants like Bonanza, Buckner, and Olympus. Throw in a class-4 rock climb (Big Horn), more monster Cascade summits (Daniel, North Gardner), a few forested logging-road points in the southwest, flat farmland points in the east, and other random mountains, and you have a murderer's row line-up of peaks.

Acknowledgements

  • By 1995 I had a self-researched verision of this list, with 32 of the 39 points correct.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Steve Fry, Ken Jones, and John Roper.

Links

     Washington County High Points
     Official Roster of Washington County Completers

 


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