Mount Phelps, Washington

Prominence: 1095 ft, 334 m

Elevation: 5535 feet, 1687 meters

True Isolation: 3 mi, 4.82 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 5539 ft / 1688 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 41' 18'' N, 121° 33' 55'' W
47.68836, -121.565351 (Dec Deg)
607660 E 5282661 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionKing

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     Alpine Lakes "Home Court" Top 100 (Rank #60)
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     Washington State Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #629)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 91
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 80)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2014-05-07 by John Murphy (GPS Track)
     2014-06-21 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2014-07-30 by Rich P
     2015-02-28 by Dan Lauren
     2015-04-25 by Andrew Fabian
     2015-04-25 by Emily Wheeler
     2015-05-24 by Matt Kurjanowicz (GPS Track)
     2015-05-24 by Kurt Zimmers (GPS Track)
     2016-04-16 by Evan L
     2016-09-18 by Colin Guthrie
     2018-07-12 by Colin Sherrill
     2020-07-04 by Mike Black (GPS Track)
     2021-04-21 by Susan Shih (GPS Track)
     2021-04-21 by Xiulan Hu (GPS Track)
     2021-04-28 by Andrew Hall (Unsuccessful)
     2021-04-28 by Peter Dygert (Unsuccessful)
     2021-05-02 by Karthik Krish (GPS Track)
     2021-06-19 by Karl Fredrickson (Unsuccessful)
     2021-08-08 by Outside & Stuff (GPS Track)
     2022-04-17 by Ananth Maniam (Unsuccessful)
     2022-05-21 by Kieran Losh (Unsuccessful)
     2022-06-20 by Jacob Whitbeck (GPS Track)
     2022-06-26 by Kieran Losh (GPS Track)
     2022-07-17 by Nick 🏞️ (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)

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Mount Phelps is arguably the most distinctive peak visible when looking east towards the Cascades from the Seattle/Bellevue area--it is a dome-shaped fin that appears bulkier and slightly higher than the other frontal summits. The high peaks of the Cascade Crest such as Mount Daniel and Chimney Rock are too far away and hidden by the closer and less distinguished peaks such as Phelps.

The USGS topographic map incorrectly reverses the names of Mount Phelps and McClain Peaks. Fred Beckey, John Roper, and other noted local historians are very clear on this. This website does show Phelps in its correct location.

Climbing Mount Phelps involves a long dusty drive on the dirt North Fork Snoqualmie Road from North Bend and then a brushy climbers trail, bushwhack, and scramble to the summit. In early season there can be steep snow slopes. Despite their proximity and notable appearance from Seattle, Phelps and its nearby peaks are relatively far off the beaten path due to access issues.

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1095 ft/334 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1135 ft/346 m
  Line Parent: Lennox Mountain
  Key Col: 4440 ft/1353 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 3 mi/4.82 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 47.7167, -121.5167
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Rudderham  (NE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: South Washington Cascades
Range5: Alpine Lakes Area
Range6: Index-Tolt Area
Drainage Basins
Puget Sound
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Pacific Ocean

Snoqualmie North Fork
Puget Sound
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Alpine Lakes Management Unit OCD
Topo MapMount Phelps O47121f5 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map

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