Winchester Mountain


Day Hike - Winchester Mountain

Short, steep hike to a fire lookout with fabulous views. If the road is impassible, we might have to add up to 2 miles of road walking in each direction.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,320 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,500 ft

Glacier Public Service Center (a.k.a. Ranger Station),  8:00 am.

Participants are invited to camp the night after this hike at my reserved campsites at the Douglas Fir campground. They are also invited to sign up for my Excelsior Pass, High Divide, Welcome Pass loop hike the next day. 


Winchester Mountain

  • Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Mt Larrabee

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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