Mount Pilchuck

Summit: 5,344ft

5.4m 2300ft gain

It’d be tough to find a better panoramic view within 60 miles of Seattle. The road is a bit rough to get there but compared to the rest of the area access is pretty easy and the payoff far exceeds the effort.

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1st Trip: 7/26/17

Ellie and I’s 1st midweek sunset hike together! It was short, steep and sweet! The fire lookout at the top provides a nice place to rest and view some of the biggest and best mountains in Washington. There is a cool peak finder map in the lookout that had me adding countless mountains like Mount Pugh and Sloan Peak to my to-do list.

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This was my 1st big view of Glacier Peak and at the time of writing this it’s probably my toughest and most satisfying summit yet.

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Three Fingers:

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Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan had the best sunset light.

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And of course Rainier.

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In almost all directions are the Cascades but to the West you can see Seattle, the islands of the Puget Sound and the Olympics!

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Great hike any season or hour.

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