Gardner Mountain & North Gardner Mountain


Alpine Scramble - Gardner Mountain & North Gardner Mountain

Three-day scramble of Gardner and North Gardner Mountains. This place has everything! Bulgers. Smoots. Peggy Goldman.

  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 28.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,100 ft

Wolf Creek TH @ time TBD.

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Due to the distance, gain, and time of year, leader permission is required. You should have a history of trips of similar distance and gain. Backpacking experience is a plus!

  • This is often posted as a Basic Alpine Climb, though everything I've read indicate it is a scramble. 
  • Both summits are Bulgers.
  • North Gardner is a Smoots peak.
  • Both summits in the Peggy Goldman Washington Scrambles book.
  • If weather forecast is poor, this trip will likely be canceled. 
  • In your request, please answer the following:
    • As a 3-day trip with over 8k gain and 27 miles, this is a strenuous trip. What has been your most comparable trip this season? How much distance and gain, and how many nights out? 

Gardner Mountain & North Gardner Mountain

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