Green Mountain (Kitsap County, Washington)

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Green Mountain
Bremerton, WA navy yard from the water 01.jpg
Green Mountain, at right edge of frame, behind Bremerton, Washington
Highest point
Elevation1,639 ft (500 m)  NGVD 29[1]
Coordinates47°33′48″N 122°48′25″W / 47.56333°N 122.80694°W / 47.56333; -122.80694Coordinates: 47°33′48″N 122°48′25″W / 47.56333°N 122.80694°W / 47.56333; -122.80694[2]
Geography
Parent rangeBlue Hills
Topo mapUSGS Bremerton West

Green Mountain is a 1,639-foot (500 m) summit[1] in the Blue Hills on the Kitsap Peninsula of Washington state, in the United States' Pacific Northwest. It is the second highest point on the Kitsap Peninsula and in Kitsap County, Washington, after nearby 1,761-foot (537 m) Gold Mountain.[3][4]

It lies within the boundaries of the 6,000-acre (2,400 ha) Green Mountain State Forest, which is adjacent to the City of Bremerton watershed, about seven miles (11 km) west of downtown Bremerton.[5][6] There is a forest road, open to motorized traffic, to the summit, where there is a picnic area with vistas of Seattle and the Cascade Mountains to the east, and the Olympic Mountains to the west.[4][7][8]

As of 2014, there is a single microwave tower on the mountain.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wildcat Lake quadrangle, United States Geological Survey, 1953
  2. ^ "Green Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  3. ^ "Kitsap county". Lakes of Washington, Volume 1: Water Supply Bulletin 14 (PDF). Washington State Department of Ecology. 1973. p. 203.
  4. ^ a b Weber, Andrew; Stevens, Bryce (2010). 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Seattle: Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma. Menasha Ridge Press. p. 176. ISBN 9780897328128.
  5. ^ "Green Mountain State Forest trail system map" (PDF). Washington Department of Natural Resources. 2009. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
  6. ^ "Bremerton city limits map". City of Bremerton Public Records & Information Center. Archived from the original on 2014-10-11. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  7. ^ The Mountaineers Tacoma Branch Hiking/Backpacking Committee (February 18, 2011), "Hike of the week: Green Mountain State Forest Gold Creek Trailhead", The Olympian
  8. ^ Romano, Craig (2007). Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula: National Park/Coastal Beaches/Southwest Washington. The Mountaineers Books. p. 99. ISBN 9781594850479.
  9. ^ "Tower registration 1033081". Antenna site registration database. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2014-10-12.

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