Mt Dickerman (winter)
Seattle Alpine Scrambling
William S. Ashby (Qualified Youth Leader)
Verlot Ranger Station
Verlot RS WARNING: There is a waterfall gully located at 4,200 ft where the trail traverses under a steep rock face. The rock funnels snow down into a fan of compressed snow and ice. It can become very steep. Because of the shade from trees, the pile often survives into June. After the snow melts it isn't hazardous at all, but when it is all piled up it can be steep and a slip can be deadly. In such conditions, an ice axe is mandatory and possibly even crampons. People should be prepared to turn around if not properly trained and equipped. Two fatalities were reported in 2006.
Dickerman (S4 T3) 3,800 ft elevation gain and 8 miles round trip on the Bedal USGS Map. Bring helmet, ice axe, and boot traction gear (yaktrax, crampons, etc). Likely to be fresh snow fall from this week's weather system, so snow shoes may be helpful and this trip may count as a scramble. Contact trip leader Bill Ashby for more details (206) 852 3008 (mobile)