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Washington County High Points

Showing Dale Millsap's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 39, or 23.08%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
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AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620581991-09-21
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades815615712005-08-31
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88781313 
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,560North Cascades7538592 
5.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407377 
6.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838368 
7.KingMount Daniel8000South Washington Cascades3560345 
7.KittitasMount Daniel8000South Washington Cascades3560345 
9.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains35131952006-06-07
10.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4036168 
11.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2172125 
12.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3751119 
13.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3074118 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5188115 
15.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1541110 
16.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains85893 
17.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains478092 
17.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains242792 
17.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau269492 
20.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4120South Washington Cascades8080 
21.IslandCamano Island High Point600Inside Passage Islands60072 
22.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau1109672006-06-07
23.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau1849662001-12-10
24.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau258565 
25.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades204561 
26.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74960 
27.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains81955 
27.AdamsKarakul Hills2110North Columbia Plateau200552006-06-07
29.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains10052 
29.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades78252 
31.FranklinFranklin County High Point1657North Columbia Plateau558492001-12-10
32.PacificPacific County High Point3040Washington Coastal Hills156043 
32.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills43343 
34.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau127842 
35.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains208412006-06-07
36.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7360Selkirk Mountains180040 
37.LewisBig Horn8040South Washington Cascades32036 
38.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades0312005-08-31
39.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains4030 

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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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