Humpback Mountain via NW ridge
Carla and I parked on Road 5510 next to the bermed road that and hiked the bermed road for about half a mile to where the road crosses the NW ridge of Humpback Mountain. We started up the ridge too soon , when we met with the trail we found it started on the north side of the ridge shortly after the road crosses the ridge. The trail is a well-pruned corridor through young forest until around 3,600' where it enters mature forest. The upper part of the trail passes through a few boulder fields, these sections were difficult for us since the boulders were covered with a foot of new snow. The final approach to the summit was a bit steep. On the summit we spent a few seconds enjoying what might be 360 degree views in clear conditions and then turned around and returned the same way.
approx. 3.4 miles
approx. 2,815 feet
South Fork Snoqualmie Drainage
4 hours 27 minutes
2 hours 32 minutes ascending from bermed road to summit of Humpback Mountain
1 hour 55 minutes descending from summit of Humpback Mountain to bermed road
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Northwest Ridge of Humpback Mountain
Humpback Mountain via NW ridge map
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