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Alpine Scramble - Caroline Peak

A long day with lots of views and lakes along the way.

  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,200 ft

Alpental at 6:00 am.

If the weather forecast looks significantly better on Sunday, July 3, we will go then instead of Saturday.  Whichever day we go, don't make plans for the evening; this will be a long day.  If you're looking for a fast-paced strenuous trip, don't come on this one; it will be strenuous, but I'm planning on a very moderate pace, possibly with time for a quick swim in Upper Wildcat Lake on the way back.

Note that there is a significant descent on the way to Caroline where the trail loses 1000 feet between Gem Lake and Lower Wildcat Lake, which of course becomes a 1000' ascent on the way back.  I'm guessing we'll leave the crowds behind once we pass Gem Lake.


Caroline Peak

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Bandera No. 206

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass

    USGS Bandera
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