McCartney Peak

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This peak is very majestic and looks down at Lillian Lake and the Lillian Basin. The easiest way to reach the summit is to climb up the Lillian Glacier on the southeast side of the mountain. From there you will climb awhile up shale and pillow lava at a steep rate until you reach the middle peak. The high point of this spectacular mountain.

"The summit we now know as McCartney Peak was, in the late 19th Century, referred to as 'Lillian Peak'. This was at a time when a trapper known as 'Old Man McCartney' used to frequent the area. Somebody (it is not known who) named a nearby peak (today known as 'Windfall') for the old trapper, and for a few years the two mountains standing side-by-side were shown on maps as McCartney and Lillian Peaks, respectively. A major mapping error then occurred. Somehow, 'Lillian Peak' vanished from the scene, and McCartney's name was shifted to that location. The 'vacated' summit - the one previously bearing the old woodsman's name - suddenly became Windfall Peak, and remains so today." [reference Gods and Goblins by Smitty Parratt)

Elevation (feet): 6,784
Elevation (meters): 2,068
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Olympic Mountains
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.854293
Longitude: -123.387108
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Seattle/Tacoma
Convenient Center: Quilicene, WA

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