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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-M
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AscentsAscent Date
1.San JuanMount Constitution734Inside Passage Islands7343781976-08
2.YakimaMount Adams3742South Washington Cascades248615711998-09-25
3.PierceMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades403720592004-06-16
4.CowlitzGoat Mountain1513South Washington Cascades623622005-08-08
4.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge1256South Washington Cascades24812005-08-08
6.KitsapGold Mountain537Washington Coastal Hills4701112009-04-24
7.IslandCamano Island High Point183Inside Passage Islands183732009-04-30
8.JeffersonMount Olympus2429Olympic Mountains23893682009-08-17
9.PacificPacific County High Point927Washington Coastal Hills475442009-11-07
10.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge815Washington Coastal Hills132442009-11-08
11.GarfieldDiamond Peak1944Blue Mountains250562010-07-21
11.AsotinRay Ridge1884Blue Mountains30532010-07-21
13.ColumbiaOregon Butte1947Blue Mountains740932010-07-22
14.SpokaneMount Spokane1793Selkirk Mountains10711962015-06-23
15.WhitmanTekoa Mountain1222North Columbia Plateau338682015-06-24
16.StevensAbercrombie Mountain2227Selkirk Mountains15811152019-08-28
17.FerryCopper Butte2176Monashee Mountains1457922019-09-03
 WhatcomMount Baker3286North Cascades27061313 
 SnohomishGlacier Peak3219North Cascades2298592 
 ChelanBonanza Peak2899North Cascades1143119 
 SkagitMount Buckner2778North Cascades937118 
 OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain2730North Cascades1230168 
 SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope2719South Washington Cascades032 
 LewisBig Horn2451South Washington Cascades9837 
 KingMount Daniel2438South Washington Cascades1085345 
 KittitasMount Daniel2438South Washington Cascades1085345 
 Pend OreilleGypsy Peak2243Selkirk Mountains54940 
 ClallamGray Wolf Ridge2200Olympic Mountains26294 
 MasonMount Stone2015Olympic Mountains662125 
 KlickitatIndian Rock1782North Columbia Plateau78865 
 Walla WallaLewis Peak1490Blue Mountains6342 
 Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point1487Olympic Mountains1231 
 DouglasBadger Mountain1297North Columbia Plateau82193 
 BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout1106North Columbia Plateau56467 
 LincolnLilienthal Mountain1088North Columbia Plateau39043 
 ThurstonQuiemuth Peak891South Washington Cascades23853 
 GrantBeezley Hills884North Columbia Plateau22862 
 AdamsKarakul Hills643North Columbia Plateau6156 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point505North Columbia Plateau17050 

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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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