Webb Mountain by The Brothers and Mount Juniper via Hood Canal / 韋伯山

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Webb Mountain sits near The Brother and Mount Jupiter by Hood Canal. Gold Mountain and Green Mountain are east across the water on the Kitsap Peninsula. Farther south along the canal is Dow Mountain by Lake Cushman.

Traversing the east ridge of Webb Mountain
Traversing the east ridge of Webb Mountain

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See these posts for Web Mountain in South Fork Snoqualmie River.

Webb Mountain at a Glance

Access: NF-2510
Round Trip: 2.7 miles
Elevation Range: 1960′-2773′
Gear: none
GPS track: available
Route Info: Nate B, Will Thomas
Dog-Friendly: with guidance

Road 2510 Above Waketickeh Creek

The heightened avalanche danger forced us to resort to the low Webb Mountain by Hood Canal. Lower Road 2510 went through the logging area with quarries before it turned primitive. During this, we drove over three sections of gravel.

The path narrowed past the gravel, with the brush closing on both sides. Despite the road worsening past Bump 1672, we could continue in a compact car on uneven ground. I was glad no one came from the other side simultaneously!

The rut starts here
The rut starts here

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Ascending the East Ridge via NF-090

At the fork with Road 2403, I couldn’t make the hairpin turn onto the rutted part of Road 2510. So, I parked at the pullout next to the junction before we started walking. It was a brief walk before we reached the next fork.

Taking the upper road onto NF-090, I’d occasionally glimpse Hood Canal through the trees. We stopped as the path rounded the east ridge for a quick break and poked for views. Then we dove west into the bushes up the ridgeline.

Some Hood Canal
Some Hood Canal

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The Forested Webb Mountain Summit

We had excellent weather yesterday with expansive views, but not today. However, due to its short stature, I somehow expected a timbered summit. According to the map, there was a lookout 900′ down on the east ridge.

The vegetation had long taken over the top, so we didn’t stay long before returning to the road. But as we were leaving, I noticed a USGS marker hidden amid the grass. It’d be our only view on top today.

USGS marker on the summit
USGS marker on the summit

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Leaving the Olympic Mountains

Walking the road again wasn’t as exciting, so we shortcut via the brushy west side. Surprisingly, we encountered an old spur path that wasn’t on my map. But we took it and headed south briefly to the minor west ridge.

Before long, we dove right back into the bushes through massive ferns. We soon reached the rutted Road 2510 at 250′ below. Then, it was only another half a mile of light walking before reaching back at the car.

Leaving Webb Mountain by Hood Canal
Leaving Webb Mountain by Hood Canal

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