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Whitehorse Mountain  Washington   #13197
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Washington Cascades

Height: 2090 m -> 6857 feet
Prominence?: 1370 m above Barlow Pass
Line Parent?: Columbia Peak (36.3 km away, at bearing 140 degrees)
Greater Parent: Glacier Peak (43.0 km away)

Location:   48.21080,-121.67750     48:12:39, -121:40:39   10U 598249 5340576 (7 km SW of Darrington).   AreaCode: EM81/CG17
First Ascent: 1909 Nels Bruseth
This peak is #12 in Prominence List for Washington .Whitehorse Mountain rises with great bulk above Darrington, WA (over 6000 feet in 3 miles). The mountain has low brushy flanks, and is usually approached from the Lone Tree Pass trail.

Name Notes: The name comes from an event when a white horse ran away from the homestead of pioneer Fred Olds. Someone remarked that the horse-shaped snowpatch on the mountain must be the missing horse.

There was mining activity in the 1890s to high on the mountain.

A made-for-tv movie called "High Ice" was filmed on the mountain in the 1980s. There were exciting scenes of drama on the peak. The Darrington high school gymnasium was used to construct a set of snow and cliff.

Finally, in the late 1990s, a Bulgarian hermit lived in hovels dug into the mountainside. He broke into cabins for food. Residents tolerated him for years, but finally got a professional tracker to look for him when he began vandalizing.

Trips within 1 km
37 2004.03.13 Whitehorse Mountain via Whitehorse Glacier Michael Stanton


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Whitehorse Mountain from the Northwest Wayne Weber
9 Three Fingers and Whitehorse from Jumbo Simon Chesterton