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.

Activity Notes

Mount Ellinor, set in the dramatic Olympic Mountains of Washington, is the southernmost high peak overlooking Lake Cushman from the north.  It is one mile south of Mount Washington.  The mountain was named in 1856 for Ellinor Fauntleroy of Seattle.  The first accent was in 1879.  It’s summit offers view of other Olympic peaks, Hood Canal, Puget Sound, and Mount Rainier.  It is also the home to mountain goats and hungry chipmunks!

You need to be at trailhead 9AM on Saturday. Either leave Portland (3 hour drive) very early or come up night before and camp or stay at motel. I am doing Mt. Washington the next day and would prefer you apply for both climbs.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 165 miles
Driving Time from Portland 4 hours
General Route Info summitpost: https://www.summitpost.org/mt-ellinor/151552 peakbagger: http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=1049 Olympic NF, Hood Canal Ranger District 360-877-5254
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Interesting Features Lake(s), Mountain Views
Relevant Books Climbers Guide to the Olympic Mountains (3rd Edition) 75 Scrambles in Washington by Peggy Goldman
Relevant Maps Olympic Custom Correct: Mt. Skokomish-Lake Cushman Green Trails: The Brothers Google map https://goo.gl/maps/gPvTv2bFynx
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