Mount Pilchuck

Granite Falls, Washington

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Mount Pilchuck is the western outpost of the Cascades between Mount Baker and Snoqualmie Pass. Its forested southwestern slopes and summit are clearly visible from Everett and, to a lesser degree, Seattle. This tour offers panoramic views of the western scarp of the Cascades and steep fall-line runs from the summit area to the road 2,200 feet below. Difficulties: High avalanche potential; permit / fee area.
100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington

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100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington

by Rainer Burgdorfer (The Mountaineers Books)

Mount Pilchuck is the western outpost of the Cascades between Mount Baker and Snoqualmie Pass. Its forested southwestern slopes and summit are clearly visible from Everett and, to a lesser degree, Seattle.

This tour offers panoramic views of the western scarp of the Cascades and steep fall-line runs from the summit area to the road 2,200 feet below. Difficulties: High avalanche potential; permit / fee area.

©  Rainer Burgdorfer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Granite Falls
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3-5 hours
Season: Best January to March
Trailhead Elevation: 3,000 feet
Top Elevation: 5,324 feet
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 109 Granite Falls
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Pilchuck

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Apr 2018