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Washington County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620681941 l
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades815615791945 e
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades887813211939 e
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,560North Cascades75385951940 g
5.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407384 
6.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78383691938 j
7.KingMount Daniel8000South Washington Cascades3560346 
7.KittitasMount Daniel8000South Washington Cascades3560346 
9.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3513197 
10.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4036169 
11.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2172127 
12.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3751120 
13.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3074119 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5188116 
15.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1541114 
16.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains85894 
16.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains242794 
18.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains478093 
18.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau269493 
20.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4120South Washington Cascades8081 
21.IslandCamano Island High Point600Inside Passage Islands60073 
22.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau110968 
23.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau184967 
24.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau258565 
25.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades204562 
25.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74962 
27.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains81956 
27.AdamsKarakul Hills2110North Columbia Plateau20056 
29.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains10053 
29.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades78253 
31.FranklinFranklin County High Point1657North Columbia Plateau55851 
32.PacificPacific County High Point3040Washington Coastal Hills156044 
32.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills43344 
34.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau127843 
35.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains20842 
36.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7360Selkirk Mountains180041 
37.LewisBig Horn8040South Washington Cascades32037 
38.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades032 
39.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains4031 

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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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