Ascent of Mount Octopus on 2012-04-13

Climber: Ken Jones

Date:Friday, April 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Octopus
    Elevation:2440 ft / 743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Road to summit - GPS track shows path taken from Hwy 101. Due to snow and downed trees I had to walk farther than under better conditions. In good conditions:


From Hwy 101 at milepost 146 turn west on Hoh Mainline Road H1000, signed for Olympic Corrections Center. Follow it 4.4 miles (just before milepost 4-1/2) and turn right onto H1200 (small sign on north side of junction). From here I could not drive all the way and don't have an exact mileage, so read the map. Follow H1200 about 3.5 miles, +/- a mile, to the junction in the saddle east of the summit.


The summit road is gated to prevent vehicular traffic. But you can walk the road 3/4 mile to the fenced facility on top.

Red tape:

This is WA DNR land, and a Discover Pass is required for the vehicle you are driving.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:620 ft / 189 m
    Route:road walk
    Trailhead:On Road H1200  1820 ft / 554 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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