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Alpine Scramble - Bismarck Peak

A long loop trip in the William O. Douglas Wilderness

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,585 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

TBA.  I plan to camp at a CG along the Bumping River so that we can get a very early start for this long trip.  I want us to be on the trail by 6:00 am.

We will do the loop version of this trip.  It is a fairly difficult scramble that I haven't done before.  Reports indicate that there is some challenging rock scrambling for one section of the loop.  Although the pace will be moderate,  you need to be in good shape to handle the distance and the elevation gain.  On the other hand, if you are the sort of scrambler who enjoys doing Mt. Stuart in a day, you may find this trip to be disappointingly slow.


Bismarck Peak

  • Green Trails Goat Rocks William O Douglas Wilderness No. 303S

    Trails Illustrated Goat Rocks, Norse Peak & William O. Douglas Wilderness Areas

    Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    USGS Bumping Lake
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