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Sulphur Mountain

  • Sun, Sep 13, 2015
  • Sulphur Mountain
  • Day Hiking & Scrambling

Sulphur Mountain, Sept. 12, 2015. We had an awesome day in the mountains!; the weather was perfect blue skies, providing fantastic views of the surrounding area, with Glacier Peak standing out so close.
The route starts at the end of the Suiattle River road. The road has been open for about 1 year, having been closed due to washouts for 13 years. Trail #794 is 5 miles of up! But once you get to 6,000’ it is worth the effort, views all around in this location of an old look out. The trail is in great shape with just several blow downs to cross over.
From here, head SE down a boot path to a saddle, and then up the ridge. The path is not always there, so we made our way as we could, keeping mostly to the right side of the ridge. There are a couple boulder areas to cross. These are large boulders and easy to get over.
We found the summit which has a USGS marker and summit register. This is a not often scrambled peak.
A GPS had our total elevation for the day as 6,000’ with all the ups and downs, and 12.0 miles. There is no water on the route so bring plenty. We were out for 10.0 hours.