FKT: Andy Traylor - Mt Washington (OR) - 2016-08-13

Route variation
ascent from Big Lake
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Total time
1h 36m 5s

I started from the permit box at the Big Lake Youth Camp trail. There are several other points to start this run/climb from, but this is the closest you can get by car, resulting in a round trip distance of about 8.5 miles. Perhaps the junction of this trail with the PCT would be a more appropriate starting point for the segment, and I'm certainly open to measuring from there if/when more people become interested in this peak.

There will undoubtedly be some variation in trails to the summit but I tried to take the most obvious trail, defaulting to the ridge when possible. I brought a 8mm 40m rope and a light harness to rap the first "pitch" but soloed up and down the rest of the summit spire.

TH to summit time: 1:36
Round trip time: 2:50

--Andy Traylor