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About Mount Townsend, Seattle
Mount Townsend, a mountain in the Main Range of the Great Dividing Range, is located in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia. With an elevation of 2,209 metres (7,247 ft) above sea level, Mount Townsend is the second highest peak of mainland Australia. Located in Kosciuszko National Park, the mountain is 3.68 kilometres (2.29 mi) north of Australia's highest mainland peak, Mount Kosciuszko. Although lower than Mount Kosciuszko, Mount Townsend has a more craggy peak and is arguably more dominant than the relatively round-topped Mount Kosciuszko. Due to ease of climbing Mount Kosciuszko, and the much lower accessibility of Mount Townsend, a tradition has emerged of each person who climbs Mount Townsend carrying a rock from the bottom in their pack, and leaving it at the top, with the goal of making Mount Townsend the taller of the two relatively similar in height peaks. The names of Mount Townsend and Mount Kosciuszko were originally each attached to the other mountain. Measurements of the peaks originally called by those names showed Kosciuszko to be slightly lower than its neighbour, and rather than re-educating the populace that the highest mountain was Mount Townsend, the names were transposed by the New South Wales Lands Department in 1892, so that Mount Kosciuszko was renamed Townsend and vice versa.Wikipedia
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Home to Mount Townsend is the city of Seattle in the country of United States. Don't expect lot of visitors to Mount Townsend since it is not a popular tourist spot in Seattle.
Mount Townsend is not a popular tourist spot and visitors exploring prime attractions like Experience Music Project, Chihuly Garden And Glass, The Museum Of Flight, Pike Place Market and Sky View Observatory. For more popular attractions visit things to do in Seattle.
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Of all the mountains that surround Seattle, Mt Rainier stands the boldest. Appreciate the beauty of Mt Rainier on this full-day tour from Seattle. On clear days, you can see the mountain from downtown, but to grasp its full grandeur and magnificence, you must see it up close!
If you're amazed by flying and airplanes, this is an essential experience! Tour the factory where they build and test the famous Boeing aircraft, the world's number one aerospace company. During this 4-hour small-group tour, spend 1.5-hours inside the impressive Boeing factory on a tour that showcases the magnificent 747, 767, 777 aircraft used worldwide and the Dreamliner which is currently in production, all housed here in the world's largest building!
Eat your way through Seattle's most celebrated culinary landmark -- Pike Place Market. Go behind the scenes on a walking tour to experience some of the city's favorite market spots. Taste locally made foods and beverages that will awaken your palate, meet and interact with the exceptional people that give the market life and hear their humble, often humorous stories.
Enjoy beautiful views of Seattle from the water on this relaxing cruise along the Ballard Locks, connecting Puget Sound, Lake Union and Lake Washington. Watch a parade of sailboats, tugboats and yachts passing through the complex Seattle locks system, and snap photos of the stunning city skyline and surrounding mountains. You'll also pass the floating houseboat community famously featured in the film 'Sleepless in Seattle.'
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By a huge margin, 100% the best hike I've ever been on. About 8-9 miles round trip with a lot of switch backs. I believe the elevation gain is about 3500ft. About halfway up you emerge from the trees and are in the sun the rest of the way. The best view of any hike I've done in Washington. You can easily see all of Washington's and even Oregon's mountains. You can even camp up on the summit. I'd recommend this hike for beginners and experts alike.
Amazing hike on one of the last clear days of the season!! Beautiful views of the sound, a dwarfed Seattle, Baker, Glacier, Rainier, Adams, and Helens!
Great hike, WTA says that it is strenuous... I can confirm that it is, the first half kicked my butt!
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