Jolly Mountain in Teanaway / 歡樂山

Jolly Mountain in Teanaway is another popular hiking destination. But I managed to find solitude in midweek. The mountain is also on the Mountaineers Teanaway Twenty Peaks list.

Jolly Mountain at last
Jolly Mountain at last

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Jolly Mountain in Teanaway at a Glance

Access: Cayuse Horse Camp
Round Trip: 11.5 miles
Elevation Range: 2400′-6443′
Gear: none
GPS Track: available
Dog-Friendly: yes

The Preface

I rested over the weekend. But I was becoming a bit antsy and eager to go out again. Then Jolly Mountain in Teanaway came to mind. I have taken many photos of it from other peaks.

At last, it was time to visit the mountain. Though, I reached the trailhead late. So I didn’t start hiking until 12:30 PM. But I figured I would be the only one on the mountain.

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Jolly Mountain Trail

The bugs weren’t too annoying. But glad I had brought repellent because I still needed it. The trail was snow-free until right below the ridgeline. Parts of the path were dry. So I was able to stay on track.

Later the trail was snow-free again until I reached the base of the mountain. I didn’t bring microspikes. But the packed snow made for a comfortable traverse. I also used poles to keep my balance.

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Jolly Mountain Summit and Out

Soon, I reached a windy summit. So despite the warm weather, it was still cold on top. But very glad I had brought my pullover fleece. The lookout pit also provides a great cover. Burr!

Most of the places, including Hawkins Mountain, were visible. For some reason, there were lots of dead ladybugs by the pit. But I took all the photos I wanted and then headed down.

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