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4140 Pentode Peak, WA | June 2024

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Just to add an alternate route if you don't have an Inland Empire Paper permit.

There is a gated access road that starts at the same Blanchard Bump parking area as previously mentioned.

Follow the road upwards which has quite a few switchbacks so the distance uphill is more like 2.75 miles OW.

The road is part of Hancock Timber IX and is posted for non-motorized access only.  Partway up, the land ownership transitions to WA DNR for most of the rest of the way to the top.

Interestingly, there is a disabled viewing stand halfway up the valley road which has a ramp and side rails.

This morning I surprised a clutch of turkey chicks who were not expecting my arrival and this annoyed their mother.

It took me around 1hr and 45min to reach the summit.  I followed the motorcycle track back down which goes onto IEP land.  I have the requisite permit.  The route down was more like 55min.

 NOTE: there were a lot of ticks on the summit.  Check yourself carefully.