Sobieski Mountain via SE slopes

We started at the Foss River Camp and headed SSW cross-country up to Road 6850. We crossed Anthracite Creek on the road and then ascended SW directly to the summit.

  • Date:
    2012/12/09
    Car-to-car:
    6 hours 54 minutes
    Elevation gain:
    3,340 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Skykomish
    In:
    Highway 2 Corridor
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  • Our trail head was on the shoulder of the Foss River Road just SW of the Foss River crossing.
    Our trail head was on the shoulder of the Foss River Road just SW of the Foss River crossing.
  • We came across a Dodge pickup.  I wonder if it will stay up there until spring.
    We came across a Dodge pickup. I wonder if it will stay up there until spring.
  • Izzy seemed to enjoy the chest-deep powder.
    Izzy seemed to enjoy the chest-deep powder.
  • Jump!
    Jump!
  • A bit of steep, brushy wallowing through powder.
    A bit of steep, brushy wallowing through powder.
  • Mike broke trail the whole way, steadily gaining speed.
    Mike broke trail the whole way, steadily gaining speed.
  • Near the summit Mike reached lift-off speed.
    Near the summit Mike reached lift-off speed.
  • The summit of Sobieski Mountain.  Matt estimated that Sobieski would have 400 feet of prominence if you counted the top of the radio tower as the summit.
    The summit of Sobieski Mountain. Matt estimated that Sobieski would have 400 feet of prominence if you counted the top of the radio tower as the summit.
  • Sobieski Mountain
    Sobieski Mountain
  • Lunch time!
    Lunch time!
  • On our way down we visited point 3364, which was labeled as a "lookout" on USGS but turned out to be another radio tower.
    On our way down we visited point 3364, which was labeled as a "lookout" on USGS but turned out to be another radio tower.
  • (I had a hard time keeping my camera lens dry.)
    (I had a hard time keeping my camera lens dry.)
  • This was the last trip for my snowshoes.
    This was the last trip for my snowshoes.

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