Alpine Scramble - Governors Ridge & Barrier Peak

Barrier & Tamanos 6521 & 6790

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft
8:00 AM at Owyhigh Lakes TH
Tamanos and Barrier Mts lie in the NE corner of Mt Rainier National Park. We'll first traverse Tamanos via the N ridge, descend eastward from the S ridge, scramble Barrier via its W ridge and exit past Owyhigh Lakes.

The weather looks favorable. There’s still a potential for dry thunderstorms, but we won’t have to watch for them through a blanket of choking smoke as would be the case east of the Cascade crest.

Bring helmet, ice axe and protected downclimb gear (diaper harness, locking carabiner and Klemheist loop).

Driving Directions
Take SR-410 eastward from Enumclaw, then south past Greenwater and the Crystal Mt turnoff into MRNP to the Sunrise Park/White River Road. Continue 3.6 miles on the Sunrise Park/White River Road to the Owyhigh Lakes trailhead. Approximately 83 miles, 2:15 from downtown Seattle. A National Park Pass is required.


Governors Ridge & Barrier Peak

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