The Mount Arrowsmith Hikes
Extra Images and Details
On these four pages, you'll find an in-depth spread of pictures covering our two days' worth of adventuring on Mount Arrowsmith. If you liked what you saw in the main narrative, then spend a few minutes looking at all of the extra images contained here. Extra images that were not in the main narrative are indicated by a color around the image thumbnail.
As you may have already read in the main narrative, we had a bit of trouble locating the Judges Route trailhead on the first day, and so we ended up climbing over 'the bumps' and up to the crux on the nose route. The trailhead we used was along the pass main logging road at a bend close to the Cokely-Arrowsmith saddle. A fairly recent side logging road heads up the drainage - this is the way to go.
A short ways up the side logging road, not long after a sharp bend, the trail heads off steeply up the slope through some mature forest.
Upon reaching the Cokely-Arrowsmith saddle, turn left (south) and hike along the ridge, over well-defined paths. Eventually the terrain becomes steeper, and some easy scrambling brings you to the top of the first 'bump'.
The bumps have steep but fairly easily scrambleable notches between them. Follow the ridgeline, up and down over the bumps, until the final bump and notch below the steep narrow ridge of the sub-summit of Mount Arrowsmith itself.