Koppen Mountain via trail
After having a Mountaineer's climb of Ingalls Peak turn around at Ingalls Pass due to icy-looking friction slabs earlier in the morning, I wanted something I could summit. Nearby Koppen Mountain was perfect.
The trail trail to Koppen Mountain was pleasant and mostly forested until reaching the north ridge of Koppen Mountain, interestingly it appears the lower part of the trail is even open to motorcycles. Once on the north ridge leading to the summit the trail had nice views. The summit had unobstructed 360 degree views including Mount Stuart, Hawkins Mountain, Esmerelda Peaks, and The Louvre. I enjoyed reading the unusually large summit register for an hour before the next party arrived.
approx. 7.5 miles
approx. 2,280 feet
75 Scrambles in Washington: Classic Routes to the Summits
4 hours 22 minutes
1 hour 58 minutes ascending from DeRoux Campground to summit of Koppen Mountain
1 hour 27 minutes descending from summit of Koppen Mountain to DeRoux Campground
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.