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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
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24073741976-08
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades813615631998-09-25
3.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620502004-06-16
4.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2025612005-08-08
4.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4100South Washington Cascades40802005-08-08
6.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15311092009-04-24
7.IslandCamano Island High Point590Inside Passage Islands590702009-04-30
8.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78383662009-08-17
9.PacificPacific County High Point3020Washington Coastal Hills1520432009-11-07
10.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills413432009-11-08
11.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains799552010-07-21
11.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains80522010-07-21
13.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains2417922010-07-22
14.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains35081952015-06-23
15.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau1099672015-06-24
16.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains51781152019-08-28
17.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains4760922019-09-03
 WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88451307 
 SnohomishGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades7518592 
 ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3731118 
 SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3054118 
 OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4016167 
 SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades031 
 LewisBig Horn8020South Washington Cascades28036 
 KingMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520344 
 KittitasMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520344 
 Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains176040 
 ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains83892 
 MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2152125 
 KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau257564 
 Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains18841 
 Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains2030 
 DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau268490 
 BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau183965 
 LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau127342 
 ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades77252 
 GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74960 
 AdamsKarakul Hills2105North Columbia Plateau19555 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point1650North Columbia Plateau55148 

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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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