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Blue Mountain (Snohomish County), WA | June 2020

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Voice Cellular Coverage: 
Spotty, may not work at all
Data Cellular Coverage: 
Spotty, may not work at all
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APRS Coverage: 
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There are many Blue Mountain's, and this one is located in Snohomish County, WA and just east of Sultan.  From parking gate to summit, it involves a 3 mile road hike (6.1 miles round-trip), and ~1,300 feet of gain.  There are some views along the way, and limited views from the summit. With the summit being heavily wooded, I activated near the tower (west / northwest of the summit and ~40 feet below summit per CalTopo map).  Was able to spot from the summit, but AT&T service was not consistent.


From Hwy 2 in Sultan, turn north onto Sultan Basin Road.  You will follow this road for a total of 12.8 miles (approx 25 minutes travel time), before reaching the gate for NF-210 on the left.  Of the 12.8 total driving miles on Sultan Basin Road, the last 2.5 miles are gravel and passable via car.  When parking near the gate, A Discover Pass is required. 

Trail Information:

This is a 6.1 mile roundtrip road hike, with ~1,300 feet of total gain.  The last mile before reaching the summit is relatively flat along a ridgeline, and elevation is gained relalively gradual in the first 2 miles.

Views looking west ~2.5 miles into hike
Tower just west / northwest of summit, and within activation zone
Hiking back down and looking east...can see Sultan Basin Road in middle right
Gate at start of road hike - NF-210
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