Tibbetts Mountain: No trespassing!

The most difficult part of this trip was finding a spot where I could start the hike without trespassing.

  • Date:
    2012/05/20
    Round-trip distance:
    6.2 miles
    Elevation gain:
    2,839 feet
    Trip type:
    hike
    USGS quad:
    Cashmere
    References:
    Car-to-car:
    4 hours 16 minutes
    • 2 hours 4 minutes ascending from Hay Canyon Road to summit of Tibbetts Mountain
    • 1 hour 31 minutes descending from summit of Tibbetts Mountain to Hay Canyon Road
  • I first tried to climb Tibbetts from Peshastin.  But after half a mile of walking I encountered this sign on the nose of the ridge.  I respect property owner's rights, so I returned to my car.
    I first tried to climb Tibbetts from Peshastin. But after half a mile of walking I encountered this sign on the nose of the ridge. I respect property owner's rights, so I returned to my car.
  • I next tried to find an approach from Olalla Canyon Road.  All I found was a high concentration of 'no trespassing' and 'beware of dog' signs.
    I next tried to find an approach from Olalla Canyon Road. All I found was a high concentration of 'no trespassing' and 'beware of dog' signs.
  • GPS track of my route.
    GPS track of my route.
  • Finally a hiker-friendly spot!  This is my trail head at the end of the Hay Canyon County Road.
    Finally a hiker-friendly spot! This is my trail head at the end of the Hay Canyon County Road.
  • Balsam root with the summit of Tibbetts Mountain in the background.
    Balsam root with the summit of Tibbetts Mountain in the background.
  • Male ponderosa pine cones.
    Male ponderosa pine cones.
  • Back at my trail head.  The end.
    Back at my trail head. The end.

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