Route: Amabilis Mtn (WA)

Submitted by uphillskier on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:57pm
Washington, US
10 mi
Vertical Gain
2,037 ft

Amabilis Mtn is a solitary point of prominence rising up between the Yakima River and Kachess Lake. It looks over Kachess Lake, somewhat isolated and disconnected from the nearby massive ridgeline that ends with Keechelus Ridge. The interesting name seems to stem from the rich forests of Pacific silver fir (Abies amabilis) that cover the land. The name is also used by a Seattle based lifestyle brand of apparel and gear who no doubt found inspiration here. 

The winding route to the summit is one of the more well-known cross-country ski and snowshoe adventures around Seattle's Snoqualmie Pass area  because of the easy access, terrain and the rewarding views of the Central Cascades.There are excellent westward views of Kachess Lake a little before you reach the top. From the top enjoy views of Kachess Ridge to the north, rising above Kachess Lake. To the south, a sea of ridges and mountains spread out toward Mount Rainier. To the northwest, the jagged peaks of the Three Queens and Chikamin Ridge stand out against the skyline. 

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