Mount Watson, Washington

Prominence: 1300 ft, 396 m

Elevation: 6220 feet, 1896 meters

True Isolation: 1.94 mi, 3.13 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 6224 ft / 1897 m
Highest SummitWest Peak
SubpeaksMount Watson-East Peak (6180 ft/1884 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)48° 39' 20'' N, 121° 34' 36'' W
48.655625, -121.57677 (Dec Deg)
604813 E 5390152 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionWhatcom

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 62
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 61)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1982-08 by Bob Bolton
     2005-01-03 by Eric J. Johnson
     2014-06-29 by Ryan Parlin
     2017-07-28 by Caycee Holt (Unsuccessful)
     2018-07-04 by Evan L (GPS Track)
     2020-07-26 by Rio H
     2020-07-29 by Paul Michelson (GPS Track)
     2020-07-31 by andy berget
     2020-09-04 by Xiulan Hu (GPS Track)
     2021-08-19 by David Brunner
     2021-09-25 by Jeff Williams

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The West Peak of Mount Watson, surveyed at 6220 feet, has been shown by local climbers to be about 40 feet higher than the East Peak, despite the 6240-foot contour on the East Peak seen on the USGS map of the mountain. So the West Peak is the highest, main summit of Mount Watson.

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Mt. Watson from approach trail to upper Anderson Lakes (2019-07-25). Photo by Chris Pribbernow.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1300 ft/396 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1340 ft/408 m
  Key Col: 4920 ft/1500 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.94 mi/3.13 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 48.6675, -121.5383
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Bacon Peak  (ENE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: North Cascades
Range5: Skagit Range
Range6: Bacon-Blum-Triumph Area
Drainage BasinsSkagit
Puget Sound
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapBacon Peak O48121f5 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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