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Home of majestic mountain goats and ravenous chipmunks, Mt Ellinor is an easier, lower elevation peak with modest elevation gain. A good beginner climb, with a bit of snow and some rock scrambling. It's in the Olympic range near Puget Sound.
This peak is it fairly easy car to car in a day outing, and it's relatively close to Portland. The route ascends moderate snow slopes, which can be a nice glissade back down in early season. An excellent trip for beginning climbers to work on your snow technique.