Mount Mystery

Photo of Mount Mystery
Photo uploaded by theyogiclimber

Mount Mystery is located in the northeastern corner of Olympic National Park and dominates the southern end of the Gray Wolf Ridge. Mount Mystery is the fifth highest peak in the Olympic Mountain Range, yet receives little climbing attention. Mount Mystery is separated 1.3 miles from nearby Mt. Deception by Deception Creek which offers an approach option for either peak. Little Mystery (6941 ft) is a rocky peak immediately south of Mystery separated by Gunsight Pass. Mount Mystery was named by US Forest Service worker G.A. Whitehead for its regal appearance on foggy days. Rock is tilted pillow lava.

Refer to Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide, by Olympic Mountain Rescue, for information on established climbing routes on Mount Mystery. The front cover of the fourth edition of this guide book is graced with a beautiful photo of Mount Mystery.

Elevation (feet): 7,639
Elevation (meters): 2,326
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Olympic Mountains
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.795646
Longitude: -123.221283
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Sequim

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

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