2013/3/31 – Tumwater Mountain / 敦瓦特山

 

Kodak moment on Tumwater Mountain

 

The mountain often gets overlooked by most because it’s much shorter than the neighboring Icicle Ridge. I stare right from the downtown Leavenworth Starbucks often enough that I forget it’s even there.

The service road didn’t look too exciting to spend most of the time on. So instead the dogs and I attained the ridge by going straight up the slope right after the first road bend upon entering the gate. Once on the ridge, it’s an easy northerly traverse to the summit.

The summit itself is woodsy both north and south; the east gets the least amount of trees. In order to see some of the major northern peaks, one needs to keep traversing north and lose some elevation until reaching some clearing. Unfortunately, views into The Enchantments are obstructed by Icicle Ridge to the southwest. The tips of Big Lou and Big Jim Mountains can be seen to the west.

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