Alpine Scramble - Banshee Peak

This broad peak is just beyond Panhandle Gap by Mt. Rainier. Views are excellent of Mt. Rainier, Cowlitz Chimneys and surrounding area.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

Here is the view from Panorama Gap, back at Rainier.We will meet at the Wonderland TH at Fryingpan Creek- 3 miles past the White River entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park at 8:00 AM. Park Pass is required for drivers. Those wanting to carpool I can meet at South Renton Park and Ride in the SE corner off Grady Way at 5:45 AM.  E-mail if you have another spot you would like to carpool from.

Photo above is taken from Panhandle Gap, looking back at Rainier.

No crampons required for this trip, helmets optional; ice axes and 10 essentials are required.

e-mail questions.

Please let me know by email if you are meeting at TH (8:00 AM) or would like to carpool. (5:45 at S. Renton Park and Ride off Grady WAy). If carpooling let us know if can drive or prefer to ride.




Banshee Peak

  • USGS White River Park

    USGS Mt Rainier East

    USGS Chinook Pass

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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