Drove the long way back to Idaho after a visit to Seattle and hit some peaks along the way. Mostly drive ups and short hikes except for Aeneas Mtn which was around 11.5 miles and 3500' of gain up the NE side.
North Mtn (Darrington) and Goat Peak (Mazama).
1.25 miles to the lookout from the gate.
North Mountain Lookout.
Socked in view.
Out of the Blue Trail.
Summit of North Mountain is a short hike up from the bike trail.
Goat Peak Trail.
Memorial to Goat Peak lookouts.
The loo has seen better days.
Aeneas Mtn, Tunk and Annie (Okanogan County).
Some cross country on Aeneas Mountain near Loomis. Property owners on the south side don't take too kindly to trespassers using the summit road so we walked up public land on the NE side.
Aeneas Mountain Lookout. This peak has over 3000' of prominence.
Lemanasky Benchmark on Aeneas.
Tunk. A P2k.
Tunk Mountain Benchmark.
View from up the stairs on the lookout.
Tunk Mtn Lookout.
Walking the last mile up to Mt Annie, an Okanogan P2k.
Debris from lookout on Mt Annie summit.
White Mtn, Bodie Mtn and Franson Peak (Ferry County).
The route to White Mtn. We got thoroughly soaked on this one.
A grassy ascent on White Mtn.
Hiking up White Mtn.
On White Mtn just below The Canadian Border. Another P2k. Snow and rain but it was a short hike.
Steps from Lookout.
On Bodie Mountain.
Franson Peak Lookout near Curlew.
Whitestone Ridge (Colvile Indian Reservation/Ferry County). A long drive up to no views on this day.
Whitestone Ridge Lookout.
Cliff on Whitestone Ridge. We couldn't see how far it went down making it feel more ominous.
Cool report and pics - thanks for sharing your trip report. I am not a lookout expert by any stretch but I really enjoy visiting them, or the sites of former lookouts. I like to read up on their history as well. You just added a couple of destinations to my wishlist! Thanks
I love the Keller Ferry! I worked with a woman whose friend got the job as the pilot when the other guy retired. I think it'd be a cool job.
Such a beautiful drive; from Republic, onto the ferry and then up, up, UP to Wilbur for a hamburger & strawberry shake (real strawberries), then to Grand Coulee, or continue beyond Wilbur for some vast wandering.
Nice photos; looks like a wonderful trip!
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