Mount Ellinor

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Mount Ellinor
Mount Ellinor is located in Washington (state)
Mount Ellinor
Mount Ellinor
Location in Washington state
Highest point
Elevation 5,952 ft (1,814 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 440 ft (130 m) [2]
Coordinates 47°31′18″N 123°15′38″W / 47.521634667°N 123.260677231°W / 47.521634667; -123.260677231Coordinates: 47°31′18″N 123°15′38″W / 47.521634667°N 123.260677231°W / 47.521634667; -123.260677231[1]
Geography
Location Mason County, Washington, U.S.
Parent range Olympic Mountains
Topo map USGS Mount Skokomish

Mount Ellinor is a peak in the Olympic Mountains of Washington, United States. It is located in an area designated as the Mount Skokomish Wilderness. The mountain is a popular day hike in the summer months, being that the summit is reachable via a steep-but-brief 3.3-mile (5.3 km) trail which gains about 3,200 feet (980 m) in elevation from the lower of two trailheads. Mountain goats are frequently observable along this trail, but it is advisable to keep a safe distance from them. The trailhead is accessible from National Forest Road 24 north of Lake Cushman. This lower trailhead lies at an elevation of 2,600 feet (790 m). A Northwest Forest Pass or appropriate parking permit is required at the upper trailhead, which starts at 3,500 feet.

History[edit]

In 1853, surveyor George Davidson named the mountain after Ellinor Fauntleroy, his fiance. Additionally, Davidson named The Brothers after Ellinor's two brothers, and Mount Constance after her older sister.[3]

Mount Ellinor was first climbed in August 1879 by D.N. Utler, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Waughop, and H.C. Esteps.[4]

View[edit]

Mount Ellinor offers a variety of views of all the major Cascade peaks, as well as close-range views of neighboring Mount Washington, Stone, Pershing, and a glimpse of Mount Olympus in the distance. Additionally, views of Lake Cushman, the Hood Canal and the Puget Sound abound.

360° panorama from near the summit of Mount Ellinor in the Olympic Mountains of Washington state. Mount Washington is on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ellinor". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. 
  2. ^ "Mount Ellinor, Washington". Peakbagger.com. 
  3. ^ "The story of three Olympic peaks". Washington Historical Quarterly. 4 (3): 182–86. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  4. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 

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