Eddys Mountain by Lyman Hill and Anderson Mountain / 艾迪斯山

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Eddys Mountain sits below the north of Lyman Hill near Anderson Mountain. At its northern foothills flows the South Fork Nooksack River. Meanwhile, Twin Sisters Mountain to the valley’s east is only a stone’s throw away.

Twin Sisters Mountain from Eddys Mountain
Twin Sisters Mountain from Eddys Mountain

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Eddys Mountain at a Glance

Access: Innis Creek Road
Round Trip: 7.5 miles
Elevation Range: 420′-1570′
Gear: none
Route Info: Steven Song
GPS Track: available
Dog-Friendly: yes

The Unnamed Road

Past the gate was the powerline clear-cut with the view of Doran on one side. Right after that was Dempsey Hill Lookout Site above the road. I spent some time trying to get a decent shot thinking it was Eddys Mountain.

The two long switchbacks lower down offered Anderson Mountain and Haner Mountain views. Afterward, it was pretty unexciting through the dense forest. Then I spotted the bike trail at 1000′, mile 2.75, where we’d return through.

Dempsey Hill Lookout Site
Dempsey Hill Lookout Site

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From the West to the South to the East Route

The morning clouds cleared as we walked past the gravel pit at mile 3.5. The path soon headed north and west toward the top as mists re-entered the area. Then I unexpectedly saw North Twin and South twin through trees.

The roadway grew brushy and soon ended slightly north of the summit. With a quick scramble, we reached the 100% viewless high point sitting next to a bike trail. The path would briefly join an old road at 1300′ before leaving it again.

Gravel pit
Gravel pit

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Eddys Mountain Summit Plus Exit

I was ecstatic before the trip when I saw Steven’s photos of Sisters Mountain. But I had to look hard between branches from the small gap slightly below the east to see it. Still, any mountain view was better than having none at all!

Instead of backtracking, we looped southwest through the bike trail. The path cut half the distance before fishing the other three miles to the car. But first, we quickly visited an unnamed pond a quarter mile before the gate.

Finding our way home
Finding our way home

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