Looming dramatically above the town of Darrington, Whitehorse Mountain offers a stiff approach (a honest 6,000 feet), and a craggy, glaciated summit. It's best done in early season when the brushy approaches are covered in snow, but after avalanche danger has abated. The glacier can be close to impassible by late summer. it can be done car to car in a long day, but most parties opt for a high camp.
|Driving Distance from Portland||250 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||5 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Climbing Washington's Mountains by Jeff Smoot Selected Climbs in the Cascades Vol. II by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7.5 minutes Series, Whitehorse Mountain, and Green Trails #110 (Silverton) <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Whitehorse+Mountain&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.732051,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=48.211491,-121.678176&spn=0.016787,0.04549&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>|