Distance

4.8 mi to summit

11.8 mi total

Elevation

2,770 ft start

6,449 ft max

Vertical

4,033 ft gain

Time

3 hr 35 min to summit

6 hr 40 min total

Got an atypically early start and motored up this switchbackasaurus. Hit snow on the 5770' ridge and from there it was slower going, kicking some steps in trail runners and looking for hints of the trail amid stretches of snow. Didn't see a single person en route to the summit. The final summit ridge has incredible views (beware the cornices!) and the final summit perch has a commanding view toward Mt Daniel, Hinman, and the peaks of the Snoqualmie Crest. Bear's Breast Mountain look s particularly impressive from here. Going down went over to check out the slightly lower old lookout site with great views toward Mt Stuart.

We passed tons of late-risers on the way down, it pays to get out early. Will try to remember that next time.

Feet | Meters
Natural Atlas (US)
Route name

Davis Peak Trail, South Ridge to summit

out-and-back
Obstacles

routefinding, snow on route

Key gear

trekking poles

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