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Tiffany Mountains, Okanogan National Forest, WA


    Even in mid-summer, the wildflowers were still bloom at the Tiffany Mountains.  We camped near the Tiffany Springs campground - on a dead end road.  The insects were pretty bad during our stay, but it wasn't too unbearable.  One morning I woke up to the sounds of a couple of deer crashing off into the brush - apparently our tent was not a usually sight in their routine morning walk.
We hiked down the road to the Tiffany Mountain trailhead and out to Tiffany Lake.  It was a pleasant and pretty moderate hike.  There were places along the trail that were "buggy," especially near the lake.  We hike though Honeymoon Pass, through a fresh burn, and looped behind Freezeout Ridge.  Then we hiked down the mountain back to the road.  It was quite a long and exhausting loop, but we were rewarded by the abundance of bird and wildlife and breath taking views.



Tiffany Mountain
Tiffany Lake
Tiffany Mountain
Freezeout Ridge
Remains of Honeymoon Pass sign

Bird List

Golden Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Spotted Sandpiper
Common Nighthawk
Calliope Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Three-toed Woodpecker
Hammond's Flycatcher
Clark's Nutcracker
Gray Jay
Steller's Jay
Common Raven
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
American Pipit
Boreal Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Spotted Towhee
House Finch

Other Critter List

Yellow-pine Chipmunk
Mule Deer
Columbia Ground Squirrel
Hoary Marmot
Snowshoe Hare



Located: near the Pasayten Wilderness, managed by the Okanogan National Forest, Tonasket Ranger District.
Directions: off of Hwy-20 get on Eastside Chewack Road from Winthrop. Turn onto Forest Road 37.  camping available at Tiffany Springs Campground or at turnoffs along the road.
Required permit: none
Trail conditions (including Tiffany Lake and Freezeout Ridge):
Tiffany Spring Campground
Washington DRG Maps: Okanogan - Tiffany Mountain


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