Anderson Mountain by Lyman Hill / 靠萊曼山丘的安德森山

Anderson Mountain popped up when I looked in north Puget Sound for a new place to visit. It also happened to be on the Washington State Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence list.

Anderson Mountain summit ridge
Anderson Mountain summit ridge

See more trip photos here.

Anderson Mountain at a Glance

Access: SR 9 milepost 64.5
Round Trip: TBD
Elevation Range: 280′-3364
Gear: microspikes, snowshoes
GPS Track: available
Dog-Friendly: yes

The Road Walk

I wanted to avoid wintry conditions over the mountain passes. So Anderson Mountain in Prairie, WA it was. There were several spinouts on the freeway because of ice.

We parked by the gate and then started walking in sunshine. I used microspikes on ice in the lower elevation. Then I switched to snowshoes before the bridge at 1800′. By now, it was mostly cloudy.

Bridge crossing
Bridge crossing

See more trip photos here.

Windy Ridge

I wanted to make good use of the packed snow in the forest. So we shortcut through a few switchbacks. Then we came out onto the road by the clearcut at 2800′. We were now in soft snow.

Later, we came up to the road junction at 3000′. Then we took a break to be out of the wind for a while. By now, the sky had cleared up quite a bit. So we saw peaks over in the Mount Baker area.

Making tracks on Anderson Mountain
Making tracks on Anderson Mountain

See more trip photos here.

The Final Stretch

The middle road stayed on the ridgeline. Then it took us right back into the forest. The temperature dropped significantly now that we were in the shade again.

At the next junction, we made a right and went up to 50′ below the top. From there, we fought our way through the dense growth. Then we made our way up to the woodsy summit.

Mount Baker
Mount Baker

See more trip photos here.

Anderson Mountain Summit

Since there were no views, we then continued north on the ridge. I hoped to find a clearing somewhere along the way. But sadly, the north summit was just as woodsy.

But then I found a tiny opening to the northeast. It barely gave a glimpse of Mount Baker and parts of the Sisters Range. So we left after taking some photos.

West view
West view

See more trip photos here.

Outro

Back at the real summit, I looked to the west through branches. There I was able to photograph parts of the Puget Sound. Soon, we followed our route back down the mountain.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Close Menu