Flora Mountain

Stehekin, Washington

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Set apart from the main mountains that line the western shores of Lake Chelan, Flora is a hulking mass — a huge blob — between the town of Holden and the lake. Flora’s profile is mostly above timberline, and desolate and barren. Yet the mount does have some complexity at the top. The south point of the massif is the highest. In contrast to its stark appearance on the approach, the route up Flora is surprisingly verdant, undulating up several forested ridges and down deeply vegetated basins before ascending the final slog to the summit.
Washington's Highest Mountains: Basic Alpine and Glacier Routes

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Washington's Highest Mountains: Basic Alpine and Glacier Routes

by Peggy Goldman (Wilderness Press)

Set apart from the main mountains that line the western shores of Lake Chelan, Flora is a hulking mass — a huge blob — between the town of Holden and the lake. Flora’s profile is mostly above timberline, and desolate and barren. Yet the mount does have some complexity at the top. The south point of the massif is the highest. In contrast to its stark appearance on the approach, the route up Flora is surprisingly verdant, undulating up several forested ridges and down deeply vegetated basins before ascending the final slog to the summit.

©  Peggy Goldman/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Stehekin
Length: 21
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 days
Local Contacts: Glacier Peak Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS: Holden, Pinnacle Mountain
Topo Map: Flora Mountain Topographic Map
Guide Book: Washington's Highest Mountains: Basic Alpine and Glacier Routes Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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