Cashmere Mountain

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Alpine Scramble - Cashmere Mountain

Cashmere 8501

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 5
  • Mileage: 18.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft
6:30 at trailhead
A few years ago, Cashmere was planned to be the site of a new underground laboratory. Fortunately for us, it's been spared...at least for now. You have the chance to scramble this peak - which is either the 56th or 57th highest peak in the state. This is a long trip - 5600' elevation gain, and 18 miles RT. To do this in a day you will need to be in excellent condition, and ready to travel at a fairly consistent high-moderate pace for a long time. We won't be running down the trail - the key being consistency rather than peak speed. {Recent one-day trips have clocked in at under 12 hours total} Students are welcome - but I want you to e-mail me with details regarding your physical fitness and your demonstrated skills (e.g. where you've summitted already). Helmets required, as there are reports of loose rock in some gullies. If we get off-route, there is a chance that the technical/difficulty score may be higher. Please bring your diaper sling/biner/klemheist line. Recent reports indicate that there's still a lot of snow above Lake Caroline. At this point I'll leave snowshoes as optional. If anyone has strong opinions regarding their advisability - feel free to tell me now rather than later.
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