Mount Ferry

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Mount Ferry is located deep within Olympic National Park. It is situated seven miles east-north-east of Mount Olympus, and immediately north of Mount Pulitzer. It is visible from the vistor center on Hurricane Ridge, weather permitting. It's located at the south end of the Bailey Range, so it's a remote climb requiring several days of wilderness navigation, but is not a technical climb. Expect a snow and rock scramble. Weather systems coming off the Pacific Ocean will also affect difficulty, but on a clear day the views are incredible. Mount Ferry has two summits, the east summit is 6195 feet elevation, and the west summit 6193 feet. Precipitation drains into the Hoh River on the west side, and into the Elwha River on the east side.

Mount Ferry was named to honor Elisha Ferry, who served as Washington state's first governor when the state was granted statehood on November 11, 1889. Ferry was newly elected as governor when the Seattle Press (newspaper) financed a six man expedition in December of 1889 to explore the remote interior of the Olympic Mountains where this mountain stands. Meanwhile, William E. Bailey, then proprietor of the Seattle Press, has the entire Bailey Range named for him.

Prominence: 395 feet.

Elevation (feet): 6,195
Elevation (meters): 1,888
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Olympic Mountains
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.842887
Longitude: -123.5682
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Port Angeles

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

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