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Showing George Burgess's first Winter ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 39, or 2.56%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades884513462015-03-01
 PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2462098 
 YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81361605 
 SnohomishGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades7518609 
 ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3731121 
 SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3054119 
 OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4016180 
 SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades032 
 LewisBig Horn8020South Washington Cascades28037 
 KingMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520374 
 KittitasMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520374 
 JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838375 
 Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains176041 
 StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5178115 
 ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains83894 
 FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains476093 
 MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2152130 
 ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains241793 
 GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains79956 
 AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains8054 
 SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3508198 
 KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau257568 
 CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades202563 
 Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains18842 
 Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains2031 
 DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau268496 
 ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4100South Washington Cascades4083 
 WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau109968 
 BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau183968 
 LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau127343 
 PacificPacific County High Point3020Washington Coastal Hills152043 
 ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades77255 
 GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74965 
 WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills41344 
 San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407391 
 AdamsKarakul Hills2105North Columbia Plateau19558 
 KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1531116 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point1650North Columbia Plateau55152 
 IslandCamano Island High Point590Inside Passage Islands59073 

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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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