Mount Daniel, Washington

Prominence: 3480 ft, 1060 m

Elevation: 7960+ feet, 2426+ meters

True Isolation: 13.44 mi, 21.63 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 7960 - 8000 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 7965 ft / 2427 m
    (Range 7965 - 8005 ft)
Highest SummitWest Summit
SubpeaksMount Daniel - Middle Summit (7959 ft/2426 m)
Mount Daniel - East Peak (7899 ft/2408 m)
Mount Daniel - West Pyramid (7880 ft/2402 m)
Mount Daniel - Northwest Summit (7686 ft/2343 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 33' 54'' N, 121° 10' 51'' W
47.564924, -121.180877 (Dec Deg)
636833 E 5269549 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionKing (Highest Point)
Kittitas (Highest Point)

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     Weather for Mount Daniel at Trip Report for King, WA by John Roper Trip Report for King, WA by Bill Schuler Trip Report for King, WA by Dean Molen Trip Report for King, WA by Adam Helman

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Lists that contain Mount Daniel:
     USA Lower 48 Drainage Basin High Points (Rank #23)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail (Rank #40)
     5000 foot gain CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #37)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #117)
     5000 foot gain CoHPs (Rank #47)
     Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" 100 Peaks (Rank #35)
     Washington State County Prominence Peaks (Rank #13)
     Washington County High Points (Rank #11)
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #242)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #322)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #247)
     Alpine Lakes "Home Court" Top 100 (Rank #1)
     Washington State Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #34)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #267)
     Washington State Top 200 Peaks (Rank #192)
     Washington State Top 200 by Prominence (Rank #34)
     Mid-State Milers (Rank #13)
     Washington State Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #34)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)
       Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 1 (Beckey)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 608
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 548)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1988-07-17 by Bob Bolton
     2003-08-08 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2003-10-04 by Bob Bolton
     2006-10-07 by Dennis Poulin
     2011-07-17 by Bri Wilson
     2012-09-29 by Chad Painter (GPS Track)
     2013-09-08 by Chad Straub (GPS Track)
     2014-08-07 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2014-08-08 by Samuel Hahn
     2014-08-16 by Steve Brown (GPS Track)
     2014-08-31 by Ken Akerman
     2015-10-27 by Sean Albert (GPS Track)
     2016-06-19 by Karthik Krish (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2016-07-15 by Sam Wilson (GPS Track)
     2016-07-23 by Tynan Ramm-Granberg
     2016-09-09 by Cory Sytsma (GPS Track)
     2016-09-24 by Paul Tuck (GPS Track)
     2017-07-09 by Miles McDonough (GPS Track)
     2017-07-15 by Connor McEntee (GPS Track)
     2017-07-23 by Ivan Mitloshuk (GPS Track)
     2017-08-05 by Karthik Krish (GPS Track)
     2018-06-23 by Sergey Lazutin (GPS Track)
     2018-07-21 by Matt Kurjanowicz
     2018-07-21 by Sarah Montgomery (GPS Track)
     2018-08-04 by Mike Black (GPS Track)
     2018-08-05 by Liana Robertshaw (GPS Track)
     2018-08-05 by Dennis Kiilerich (GPS Track)
     2019-06-09 by Mónica Rivas
     2019-06-09 by Stephen Sugiyama (GPS Track)
     2019-06-09 by Christopher Schleiden (GPS Track)
     2019-07-16 by Jeremy Fuerst
     2019-07-21 by Ron D
     2019-08-06 by Jeremy Benezra
     2019-08-19 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)
     2019-09-14 by Iron Knee (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2020-08-09 by George Burgess (GPS Track)
     2020-08-14 by Joanna M
     2020-08-29 by Sean Mathias (GPS Track)
     2020-09-04 by Travis Prescott (GPS Track)
     2020-09-04 by Outside & Stuff (GPS Track)
     2020-09-04 by Jacob Whitbeck (GPS Track)
     2021-07-10 by Ian Lauder (GPS Track)
     2021-07-10 by Linda Li (GPS Track)
     2021-07-24 by Shankar Vishwanath
     2021-08-28 by Kristopher Anderson (GPS Track)
     2022-06-29 by Brandon Harker (GPS Track)
     2022-07-23 by Daniel Leskosky (GPS Track)
     2022-08-14 by Peter Schilling (GPS Track)
     2022-08-15 by Alex Hannum
     2022-08-28 by Enji Cooper

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Mount Daniel is the highest peak between Interstate 90 and U.S. Highway 2 on the Cascade Crest. It's a sprawling mass of high ridges and bowls and is most noticeable by its broad bulk. It lies too far to the east to be seen from Seattle, even though it is the highest point in King County. Coincidentally, given the error range in Daniel's elevation, it could be exactly the same height as Mount Olympus, the apex of the mountain mass to the west of Seattle.

Strong scramblers can climb Mount Daniel in a day from the end of the Salmon Le Sac Road. The standard route uses a trail to Peggy's Pond, then scrambles up and over ridges and snowy bowls to the various summit pinnacles. There are active glaciers on the north face of the peak, but the standard route avoids them by climbing the southeast ridge or the Hyas Creek snowfield.

The high, gentle summit plateau area of Mount Daniel and the actual summit pinnacle projecting above (2003-08-08).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3480 ft/1060 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 3560 ft/1084 m
  Line Parent: Mount Stuart - West Horn
  Key Col: Deception Pass    4480 ft/1366 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 13.44 mi/21.63 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 47.5325, -120.8975
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Eightmile Mountain  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: South Washington Cascades
Range5: Alpine Lakes Area (Highest Point)
Range6: Mount Daniel Area (Highest Point)
Ridges/DividesWA-BC Cascade Crest
Drainage Basins
Yakima (HP)
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean

Snohomish (HP)
Puget Sound
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest/Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
Topo MapMount Daniel O47121e2 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Noel and Ava just below the Daniel high point (2015-10-27). Photo by Sean Albert.
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Descending Mt Daniel. Pictured: Katlyn, my dad, and me. (2019-07-16). Photo by Audun Holland-Goon.
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The summer path stays on the ridge which leads to some steep snow sections. Alternative traversing boot paths are visible beneath the ridge (2022-06-29). Photo by Brandon Harker.
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