Cannon Mountain/Northslope Approach


Alpine Scramble - Cannon Mountain/Northslope Approach

Scramble one (and maybe two) of the highest peaks in Washington! See notes.

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,200 ft

Way too early in the morning at the Stuart Lake trailhead

Would actually like to try the west approach, which reportedly has less brush than the northslope approach.

Depending on the how we feel at the summit of Cannon, would like to explore the upper Enchantments and also scramble Enchantment Peak on the way back.  If we do this, the roundtrip distance is approx 15 miles and elevation gain 7000-8000'.  

Either way, this is a very difficult scramble.  Scramblers should be confidant in both their abilities and conditioning.  I would describe my pace as "faster than moderate".

I plan on camping at one of the nearby campgrounds Friday night (and probably Saturday night).


Cannon Mountain/Northslope Approach

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