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Winchester Mountain

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1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
64% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,272' 388 m
Descent: -42' -13 m
High: 6,448' 1,965 m
Low: 5,183' 1,580 m

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Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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If you are looking for a steeper climb with excellent views of Canada, Mt Baker, Twin Lakes, and more, this is the hike for you.

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Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts at the parking lot at Twin Lakes. Follow the signs that will point you up the steep trail. This trail consist of a couple dozen switchbacks, and is easy to find during snow free times. When there is snow, that is a different story. You need to use a GPS and have had experience in route finding. You will also need to bring crampons and ice axes. You basically follow the snow field up across the switchbacks about a thousand feet. After that follow the trail as best as possible. You may have to hike above the trail due to steep snow fields. Remember: each season will be different, so there is no definitive way to climb this mountain during the snowy season.

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The view from the top.
Jul 23, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
Sunrise over the mountains.
Jul 23, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
A stunning view from the trail up to Winchester Mountain.
Jul 23, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
The shadow cast by the sun is something stunning.
Jul 23, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
The views from the top are astounding.
Jul 23, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
The second twin.
Jul 23, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA

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