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raising3hikers
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PostSun May 12, 2019 5:28 pm 
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On Saturday, I hopped on the Edmonds ferry to climb Mt Jupiter in the Olympics.  It's one of those peaks I see often from the Edmonds area, so I decided to finally go for it.

I arrived at the gated road with a group of 4 ready to start their hike, too.  Soon after, another vehicle parked ready for a hike.  The small parking shoulder was now full by 8am.  Since I thought the gate at ~1200' might be gated, I brought my bike to ride up the road 2.5 miles to the TH.  The gated road is in great shape as I mostly road but did push the bike at times.  Where I should have turned off for the Jupiter TH, I kept going up a steeper road with bigger and looser gravel.  I pushed the bike up this part knowing I wouldn't be able to ride down it either.  After another 1/2 mile, I realized I missed the Jupiter TH.  But, the road continued up another 1/2 mile to where it intersects the Jupiter trail at the ridge around 2800'.  More bike pushing on a road I still wouldn't be able to ride down shakehead.gif uggh

I finally ditched the bike and hit the trail in a clearcut and it was scorching hot.  Things got better in the forest and the trail is in excellent shape.  Several ups and downs along the long ridge towards Jupiter.  I decided not to bring any snowshoes and glad I didn't.  There were only a few easy snow patches to cross as much of the upper route is on the South facing side.

view up to Jupiter
view up to Jupiter

I reached the summit at 11:30 and had a snack while taking in the views.

the brothers
the brothers
view back down towards the sound
view back down towards the sound
Constance
Constance

I headed back down and eventually found the other 2 groups on their way up.  It was an uneventful hike back down to my bike.  I pushed the bike down the unnecessary extra mile towards the Jupiter TH side road before I was able to hop on a coast downhill for a while.  I was able to coast most of the way back to the TH with brief times pushing it on the looser stuff.

I reached the gate at 2pm happy to have gotten this skyline pk done!

19 miles (7 of it was pushing/riding a bike)
5500' gain
6 hours

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PostSun May 12, 2019 5:36 pm 
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Nice view of Constance from up there.  I'm always admiring the view of Jupiter from the Dosewallips Road.

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PostSun May 12, 2019 5:42 pm 
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Thanks for that view of The Brothers.  It was snowing and a white-out when I was the.

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PostSun May 12, 2019 8:48 pm 
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no more bike trips for you!

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PostMon May 13, 2019 9:29 am 
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Nice to see you getting up another one of those Olympics skyline peaks  up.gif
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PostTue May 14, 2019 12:47 pm 
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Good to know you have to push your bike up some hills to R3H!

It sure is fun to look at the Olympic skyline and see Jupiter from here - knowing there's a world of rhodies, beargrass, penstemons, Olympic marmots, and Alaska yellowcedar just a hop skip and a jump away across the Sound.
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