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Washington County High Points

Showing Jim Walseth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (5 out of 39, or 12.82%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620511977-07-30
2.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades884513071978-07-15
3.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades813615631978-08-01
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades75185921978-08-30
5.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades30541181980-07-15
 ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3731118 
 OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4016167 
 SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades031 
 LewisBig Horn8020South Washington Cascades28036 
 KingMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520344 
 KittitasMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520344 
 JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838366 
 Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains176040 
 StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5178115 
 ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains83892 
 FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains476092 
 MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2152125 
 ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains241792 
 GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains79955 
 AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains8052 
 SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3508195 
 KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau257564 
 CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades202561 
 Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains18841 
 Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains2030 
 DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau268490 
 ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4100South Washington Cascades4080 
 WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau109967 
 BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau183965 
 LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau127342 
 PacificPacific County High Point3020Washington Coastal Hills152043 
 ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades77252 
 GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74960 
 WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills41343 
 San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407374 
 AdamsKarakul Hills2105North Columbia Plateau19555 
 KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1531109 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point1650North Columbia Plateau55148 
 IslandCamano Island High Point590Inside Passage Islands59070 

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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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