Nope, this is not the one in Oregon! Yet another NW peak with a not-so-creative-name, Mt. Washington is a popular beginners climb fairly close to home. This climb can be combined into a longer day with a traverse of nearby Mt. Ellinor, another popular Mazama route.

Activity Notes

We have the option to either meet on evening of Friday, 7/6 for overnight camping at the Big Creek Campground or meet at entrance of that campground the morning of Saturday, 7/7. We can consolidate cars there (and some people may even camp there Friday night????) and then drive to the TH from there.  It's about a 15-20 minute drive from there. With 8 people, we think it will take 3-4 hours to the summit and about that long back down.



Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 160 miles
Driving Time from Portland 3 hours
General Route Info Olympic National Forest Headquarters 360-956-2402 summitpost mountain forecast The “other” Mt. Washington, this nice peak with the dull name is located in the southeast part of the Olympic Mountains on the Olympic Peninsula. It is the highest point on the rocky ridge overlooking Lake Cushman from the north. It was named for its resemblance to George Washington’s profile. The chin is the summit! The east ridge is a slightly more technical route then the standard north ridge. Can be combined with a traverse to nearby Mount Ellinor for a longer day with more technical terrain. A Hood Canal seafood fest awaits the returning climb team.
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Relevant Books Climber's Guide to the Olympic Mountains (3rd Edition)
Relevant Maps USGS/Green Trails: The Brothers, Olympic Custom Correct: Mt. Skokomish-Lake Cushman Google map
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