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

Our variation of the standard SE Chute route will be determined by snow pack closer to the date. May include glissade down...or not. You are invited to travel and camp Sat. June 1. Will meet at Mt. Ellinor lower trailhead 6am Sun. June 2. Camping at Big Creek Campground is not reservable. Leader plans to arrive in afternoon Sat. June 1 in attempt to find sufficient camping for team at Big Creek. If unavailable we can camp at trailhead where there is restroom and water. 

We climb with helmets and ice axes. Mountaineering boots and crampons required. We won't know if we'll need to use crampons until we're there.

Preference to applicants who make the effort to complete a thoughtful profile, and regular participants in Adventurous Young Mazamas. 

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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