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Alpine Scramble - Alki Crest

Exploratory trip to connect the "missing mile" of the Boundary trail, in the North West corner of Mount Rainier National Park. Starting at the Mowich entrance, ending at the Carbon River Entrance.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft

5:30 am Bonney Lake Park and Ride. NW area of lot, near the Chevron Station.

Will will do a car shuttle, dropping one car at the Carbon entrance, then taking another car to the start of the trip at the Mowich entrance. This trip will involve 5 miles of hiking. A 1.3 mile scramble from the saddle East of August peak down  to a  crossing of  Tolmie Creek. Then a 1.6 mile climb up to Alki Crest on an old abandoned "trail". 8 miles with 3300+ feet of gain, 5100' of descent. Traveling over steep, heavily vegetated terrain.  May finish the day with headlamps. 

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Alki Crest


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Micro spikes
  • Trekkiing poles highly recomended
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