Castle Peak & First Mother Mountain

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Alpine Scramble - Castle Peak & First Mother Mountain

Classic combo scramble of two MRNP peaks.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,480 ft
  • Pace: moderate

Meet 08:00 at Mowich Lake Campground, near the toilets. We will do a loop; hike the trail to Knapsack Pass, scramble First Mother, scramble the ridge northwesterly over Peak 6326 and S Castle Peak then turn north to Castle Peak. Return to S Castle and scramble west to intersect the Tolmie Peak trail, then south along the west shore of Mowich Lake back to the campground.

A National Parks pass of some kind is required. For $30 you can purchase a 7-day pass at the Paul Peak TH, a few miles before you get to Mowich Lake. Self-pay so bring exact amount. 

Windy.com forecast: https://www.windy.com/46.939/-121.849?temp,2020-08-28-18,46.938,-121.843,15,m:eXoacL4

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Castle Peak & First Mother Mountain


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