Mount Townsend

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This Mount Townsend is located in the northeast corner of the Olympic mountain range within the Buckhorn Wilderness. Mount Townsend is notable as a popular day hike of a little over 5 miles on the Mt. Townsend Trail. Its popularity stems primarily from the sweeping vista from its long broad grassy summit. The panorama includes Olympic peaks, the waters of the Straight of Juan De Fuca and Puget Sound including the San Juan Islands, and the Cascade Range from Mt. Baker to Mt. Rainier. Mount Townsend is also famous for the bounty of wildflowers on its upper slopes. In the winter, Mount Townsend has become a popular snowshoeing destination. From Seattle, Mt. Townsend appears on the western skyline of the Olympic Range at the northern end, and is usually the last snow-capped peak at that end that the eye can pick out.

Elevation (feet): 6,280
Elevation (meters): 1,914
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Olympic Mountains
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.867509
Longitude: -123.059492
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Quilcene

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

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