Hinkhouse Peak

Elevation (feet): 7,560
Elevation (meters): 2,304
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.5374
Longitude: -120.656
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1925 or 1926
First successful climber(s): Lage Wernstedt
Nearest major airport: Seattle
Convenient Center: Mazama

Thanks to Rik Anderson for adding this peak.

On December 8 2000, the Washington State Board on Geographic Names unanimously accepted the application to name the peak on the north side of Washington Pass "Hinkhouse Peak". The location affords as dramatic a mountain vista as exists anywhere in the Cascades -- with a fabulous view of some of the most notable rock climbing peaks in the state. Following the approval in Olympia, the application was sent to Washington D.C., and on June 14, 2001, the United States Board on Geographic Names added its approval.

The name commemorates Jimmy D. Hinkhouse, a Washington state mountaineer in the 1980's and 1990's, founder of the One Step at a Time mountaineering club for members and friends of 12-step recovery groups. His obituary appears in the 1996 American Alpine Journal.

Thanks to Rik Anderson for this description.