Andrea and I parked at Jack Pass and headed NE up a logging road shown
on USGS but not on Greentrails. (Both maps were useful because
Greentrails has some roads that USGS doesn't show.) We followed some
post-holing boot prints to a bunch of shot-up CDs, beer cans, and clay
pigeons. We continued up the road up a few switchbacks to where the
road ends at 3,520'. From there we traversed east to the ridge and
followed the ridge to the summit. This wasn't the most direct route,
but it worked well on skis.
This was an OK ski trip. I ended up snowshoeing the final couple
hundred feet to the summit, and on the way down we snowshoed the
section between the ridge and the end of the logging road. The
logging road would probably not be steep enough to ski down in powder,
but it was fine with spring snow.
Elevation gain: approx. 2,320 feet
Trip type: backcountry ski
USGS quad: Blanca Lake
In: North Fork Skykomish Drainage
Car-to-car time: 7 hours 8 minutes
- 1 hour 49 minutes driving there from Lower Queen Anne to Jack Pass
- 4 hours 38 minutes ascending from Jack Pass to summit of Frog Mountain
- 2 hours 30 minutes descending from summit of Frog Mountain to Jack Pass
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