Castle Peak & First Mother Mountain


Alpine Scramble - Castle Peak & First Mother Mountain

Castle & First Mother 6116’ & 6540’

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 2
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,750 ft
8:30 at Mowich Lake
Part of the TACOMA CENTENNIAL - IRISH CABIN celebration. This is one of several trips planned on August 4th to commemorate the 9 peaks in one day expedition of Leroy Ritche and Les Faseg back in 1953. See, centennial section for background story. This trip will start from Mowich Lake and traverse to First Mother, Castle and back, with picnic celebration at 4pm. Snow conditions are uncertain as of 30 July 2012, so please bring 10 ess., ice ax, hard hat, crampons, gaitors, safety harness kit (16' of webbing, prussik loop rope, and a carabiner) and optionally treking poles. Lets meet at Mowich lake 8:30 am. I'll drive my dark blue Toyota pickup with black canopy. Cell phone 206-353-3778. Home phone 253-631-4004. Route: Mowich Lake ranger cabin, to knapsack Pass to 1st Mother (6480') to Castle Peak (6110') to Wonderland trail at North end of Mowich Lake to parking area. Estimating 5 miles, 6 hrs, 2400' gain. GT Mt. Rainier West #269. I may update these notes after Wednesday, but will let you know if I do. Gary Zink

Castle Peak & First Mother Mountain

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