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Washington County High Points

Showing Richard Carey's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (17 out of 39, or 43.59%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24073781976-08
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades811615711998-09-25
3.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620592004-06-16
4.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2005622005-08-08
4.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades0812005-08-08
6.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15211112009-04-24
7.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands580732009-04-30
8.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78383682009-08-17
9.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills1480442009-11-07
10.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills393442009-11-08
11.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains779562010-07-21
11.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains60532010-07-21
13.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains2407932010-07-22
14.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains35031962015-06-23
15.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau1089682015-06-24
16.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains51681162019-08-28
17.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains4740932019-09-03
 WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88121313 
 SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades7498592 
 ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711120 
 SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034118 
 OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades3996168 
 SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades032 
 LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades24037 
 KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480345 
 KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480345 
 Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains172040 
 ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains81894 
 MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2132125 
 KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau256565 
 Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains16842 
 Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains031 
 DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau267493 
 BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau182967 
 LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau126843 
 ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades76253 
 GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74962 
 AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau19056 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau54150 

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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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