DeRoux Creek


Alpine Scramble - Esmeralda Peaks

Plan B location for Mount Ruth trip. We will now aim for a fun, mixed rock/snow scramble to a Teanaway Twenty peak.

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • Pace: 1,000ft/hr

DeRoux Trailhead (47.41899, -120.93900) at 8:30AM. We will plan to hike out at 8:45AM. 

Parking Pass: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency (National Parks Pass) Annual Pass (either will work).

  • The route follows the DeRoux trail before heading off trail up the southwest aspect of Esmeralda to the western most summit block (which is the highest peak).   Based on recent report, the route is now a mix of snow/rock, with a bare rocky summit block.

  • Our primary objective will be Esmeralda Peak, however depending on time, conditions, and the group's feelings/desires we could also choose to add on DeRoux Peak on the return from Esmeralda Peak.  The DeRoux addition would add approximately 2 miles and 1,200 feet additional elevation gain to the trip (9 miles and 4,500 feet elevation gain round trip). 

  • If the weather cooperates at all we could have some views of the Teanaway area as well as Mount Stuart and the Stuart Range.

  • In changing from Mount Ruth, my objective is to still provide a roughly comparable trip in terms of miles, elevation gain, and possibly some nice scenery.

  • This is a mentored scramble trip for Sarah McClellan.  Please direct all communications to Sarah (

DeRoux Creek

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Mount Stuart
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Exact gear requirements sent to participants in the pre-trip email.

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