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PostFri Nov 06, 2020 10:46 am 
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By Dickerman style, I mean:

  • a heck of a climb, lots of elevation gain
  • short approach, start climbing right away
  • excellent 360 views of other high peaks, view not occluded by neighbors
The one I can think of offhand is Rock Mountain.  A counterexample is Mt. Forgotten because of that looong approach.

Do you have any others?
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PostFri Nov 06, 2020 11:25 am 
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Mt Si
Mailbox
Tenneriffe
McClellen Butte
Putrid Pete's Peak
Defiance
Granite
Bandera
Humpback
Davis Peak
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PostFri Nov 06, 2020 12:17 pm 
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Desolation, if you take the boat.  Hell of a view up there!

Hannegan is a counter example, but you should still do it.  Very long approach, but it's lovely, and when you get to the summit, it's like Dickerman in that you're surrounded by a sea of peaks like waves on the ocean.
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PostFri Nov 06, 2020 12:25 pm 
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Add Washington Snoqualmie pass area, Saint Helens, Pugh

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PostFri Nov 06, 2020 12:31 pm 
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Lookout Mountain
Sourdough Mountain
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PostFri Nov 06, 2020 1:03 pm 
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Snoqualmie Mountain definitely fulfills "short approach and heck of a climb" but views aren't quite as amazing as Dickerman. Still worth checking out in my opinion.
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PostFri Nov 06, 2020 1:11 pm 
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Sourdough and Snoqualmie Mt are two great suggestions, both are great workout peaks. Personally I think the view from Snoqualmie is pretty good despite the highway being right there, and you have to appreciate the drive being shorter than many places.
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PostFri Nov 06, 2020 1:23 pm 
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"Dickerman style"

lol.gif I am adding this one to the vernacular along with "Cascade flat" (flat if you turn your head 45 degrees) and "Monte Cristo miles" (when you significantly underestimate the mileage).

The next question is, which Dickerman style peaks avoid Dickerman style crowds. wink.gif

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One additional factor to consider for Snoqualmie Mtn and others as we head into the cold and dark season of the year is avalanche hazard.    Snoqualmie and Granite mtn summits that have had numerous avalanche fatalities over the decades.    Mailbox peak has had a few avalanche incidents as well, but no fatalities AFAIK.   

Anyway, during the snow season, I reccommend that until you have at least "Avalance Awareness" education -- which gives you some ability to recognise and avoid high avalanche potential terrain to avoid objectives with significant snow cover.   

That still leaves plenty of options with either minimal snow cover or trails that for the most part travel through forest and don't venture above timberline or open slopes.   Travelling in forest isn't 100% protection from avalanche hazard -- just an indication of the lower probaility.

The avalanche incidents on Mailbox for example all occurred on the upper part of the mountain after emerging from the forest -- and those incidents occurred immediately after (or during) a significant snow storm. 

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper is a good book to read.
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A significant issue is that next week could bring substantial snow to low elevations. Once there is a foot or so of snow above 1500-2000' it likely will not melt out until mid to late February. So road access on many hikes outside of the main highway corridors could easily come to a screeching halt.
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PostFri Nov 06, 2020 5:22 pm 
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Randito wrote:
Snoqualmie and Granite mtn summits that have had numerous avalanche fatalities over the decades

Yeah, and so has Dickerman. In that sense they are all "Dickerman style". Straightforward peaks in the summer, but potentially deadly in the winter and spring.
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PostSat Nov 07, 2020 11:53 am 
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Alternative to I-90 corridor:

Sauk
Lookout Mtn (Cascade River)
Evergreen
Ruby
Persis
Zi Iob
Green Mtn (Suiattle)
Park Butte
Bedal
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PostSat Nov 07, 2020 11:53 am 
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Davis Peak near Salmon La Sac.  Very underrated. You'll see few people.
Polallie Ridge Lookout site via Tired Creek (the trees seem to encroach on the view a bit every year, but you can poke around off-trail for better views).  Same area, also quiet.
Crater Mountain (when they fix the bridge at the beginning).
Excelsior Peak from Mt. Baker Highway
And of course Green Mountain and Hidden Lake Lookout.  I'm sure you know about those.
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PostSat Nov 07, 2020 5:08 pm 
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Hex Mountain.
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PostSun Nov 08, 2020 1:49 pm 
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Many fine suggestions here. I'd second Crater,  though perhaps it's in yet another category of exertion beyond "Dickerman style."  Others like this could include things like Pugh, David, and maybe Snowking though it may be in yet even another  category...(and it  does  have  the washed out road approach, as does  three fingers etc.).
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