Fay Peak, Hessong Rock & Mount Pleasant


Alpine Scramble - Fay Peak, Hessong Rock & Mount Pleasant

Spend a beautiful weekend in Spray Park during early wildflower season, with backcountry camping below the Russell Glacier. 4-peak day to the Spray Park Peaks (listed above) and possible 2-peak day to Echo and Observation Rocks on Day 2. Kitsap scramblers have priority until July 1.

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,200 ft
  • Pace: 1000ft/hr

TBD. Probably 8am, Carbon River Ranger Station to divide group gear, pick up permits at 8:30 and be ready to go when we get to Mowich Lake, since we may be parking pretty far down the road on a Saturday morning. Carpooling encouraged.

Sat. July 20 - Meet at Mowich Lake TH at 10am. Head to camp via Spray Park, drop heavy gear and go for Mount Pleasant, Hessong Rock, Fay Peaks and First Mother. Nice evening in camp.

Sun. July 21 - Light packs to try for Echo and Observation. This is exploratory for the leaders, so no summits guaranteed. Scrambling the first day's peaks will get you graduation credit. Don't make evening plans - could be a long day.TBD


Fay Peak, Hessong Rock & Mount Pleasant

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    USGS Mowich Lake

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Camping gear for 6400ft
  • Group gear TBD
  • Poles
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