Humpback Mountain via NW ridge

  • Date:
    2012/01/15
    Elevation gain:
    3,174 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Lost Lake
    In:
    South Fork Snoqualmie Drainage
    Car-to-car:
    6 hours 34 minutes
    • 3 hours 18 minutes ascending from Hansen Creek Road to summit of Humpback Mountain
    • 3 hours 16 minutes descending from summit of Humpback Mountain to Hansen Creek Road
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  • I'm not sure what happened here, did Brett make a terrible pun?
    I'm not sure what happened here, did Brett make a terrible pun?
  • Into the woods and up Humpback's NW ridge.  We started on Hansen Creek Road a few hundred feet north of the old railroad grade bridge where the road crosses the nose of the NW ridge.
    Into the woods and up Humpback's NW ridge. We started on Hansen Creek Road a few hundred feet north of the old railroad grade bridge where the road crosses the nose of the NW ridge.
  • After bashing through young forest, we got into this nice older forest.
    After bashing through young forest, we got into this nice older forest.
  • What kind of expression does she have?
    What kind of expression does she have?
  • What Lindsay looks like when looking at rime-plastered trees.
    What Lindsay looks like when looking at rime-plastered trees.
  • Michael driving his axe into the ice (steeper than it looks).  We were climbing on a very, very solid layer of ice.
    Michael driving his axe into the ice (steeper than it looks). We were climbing on a very, very solid layer of ice.
  • This is either the summit of Humpback Mountain or the false summit, it was hard to tell.
    This is either the summit of Humpback Mountain or the false summit, it was hard to tell.
  • Me and Lindsay on the summit.
    Me and Lindsay on the summit.
  • Heading back down.
    Heading back down.
  • Plunge step!
    Plunge step!
  • Navigating a boulder field covered in a foot of powder.  Treacherous!
    Navigating a boulder field covered in a foot of powder. Treacherous!
  • An old utility pole in the middle of the woods.
    An old utility pole in the middle of the woods.
  • A party of skiers on the old railroad trestle over Hansen Creek.
    A party of skiers on the old railroad trestle over Hansen Creek.
  • While we were on the trestle we watched some folks below us sledding and playing on Hansen Creek Road.
    While we were on the trestle we watched some folks below us sledding and playing on Hansen Creek Road.
  • Trekking pole salute to the end of a successful trip.
    Trekking pole salute to the end of a successful trip.

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