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[TR] Mount Jupiter - NE Side 4/28/2009


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Trip: Mount Jupiter - NE Side


Date: 4/28/2009


Trip Report:

Well I haven't seen an Olympic bush whack in awhile so I thought I should post this.


We took off work thursday to enjoy the good weather and try a route up Jupiter that isn't used that much. It also gave us a chance to use the Hood Canal Bridge for the last time before closing for 6 weeks.


Left Poulsbo at 3am and arrived at the end of FR-012 around 4:30. The road is blocked about a half mile up. I thought taking the Mtn bikes was good idea until we saw the extent the FS went to in "reclaiming" the road. Ditched the bikes after a half mile of mostly pushing and continued to the end of 012 ~2 miles. It ends around 1200 feet up the side of Jupiter.


Bush wacked till we made it to the lakes around 3600 feet. From there hiked on snow up the drainage from the NE side to the summit. About 4 inches of new snow from a couple of days ago, great conditions.


On the summit by 11 and back to the car before 3.


Gorgeous day, great company, gotta love the Olympics!





Approaching Jupiter Lakes



Final Approach to Mount Jupiter



Looking Back Down Towards the Dose where we started.



Checking out the view. The summer route comes up the ridge to the left of Kevin.


Gear Notes:

Ice Ax


Approach Notes:

Head up the Dose and take the bridge across to FR-012

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