Hozomeen Mountain is located in Whatcom County on the eastern boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness. The Hozomeen massif is situated at the remote northeast end of Ross Lake and one mile south of the US-Canada International Boundary. The first ascent was made in 1904 by members of the Boundary Survey. The eye-catching symmetry and steep vertical relief of the double summit of Hozomeen creates an indelible image when viewed from the south, and this distinctive mountain was immortalized in Jack Kerouac's books "Dharma Bums" and "Desolation Angels." The North Peak is the highest at 8066 feet elevation. At a minimum expect a class 4 climb on the easiest route. The lower South Peak at 8003 feet is a very difficult climbing objective. There is also a third peak called the Southwest Peak and is marked as 7471 feet on topographic maps. Hozomeen Mountain was named by Native Americans. Rock is greenstone which is altered pillow basalt much the same as nearby Jack Mountain.
Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 3, for complete approach and climbing route descriptions for Hozomeen Mountain.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1904|
|First successful climber(s):||Sledge Tatum and George Loudon Jr.|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma (or Vancouver BC)|
|Convenient Center:||Marblemount, WA (or Hope BC)|
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