Alpine Scramble - Gothic Peak

Gothic 6213

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft

Gothic is located at the eastern part of the Mountain Loop Highway Near Monte Cristo.
Trail to Foggy Lake in the basin below the summits (Trail is not shown on Map). Then scramble up from there.
The total gain from the trail head is about 3900’. The distance is about 8 miles. The scramble to Gothic is a technical 3
The pace will be moderate. GEAR:
Ice Axe - Required.
Helmet - Required.
Scramble harness - Not required
Northwest Forest Pass - Required for each car at the trailhead
Water filter / purifier - We will stop several times to filter, so you only need to bring about 1 quart.
Mariner Park and Ride in South Everett at 6:15 AM Park and ride is on West side of I-5 at exit 186.You can carpool to the meeting place via the clubhouse assignments or just meet us there. Whether you carpool or not, everybody should meet at the park and ride, where we will consolidate the number of cars.
If you are running late, call me on my cell phone at 425-442-6411.
Round trip drive time is about 3 hours and RT hiking time is about 8 hours. That means we should be back in Everett by 6:00 PM. Earlier if the weather is poor, maybe later if it weather is really nice. I am not planning on stopping for a group dinner on the way back, (just snacks at a grocery store).
MAPS (routes to Del Campo as well as Gothic):

Note that signup is open until Friday afternoon. Late comers are welcome.

Gothic Peak

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