Tamanos Mountain, Governors Ridge, Barrier Peak & Buell Peak


Alpine Scramble - Governors Ridge & Barrier Peak

Labor Day scramble of Governor's Ridge and Barrier Peak. Hopefully two MRNP 100 peaks

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  • Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • Pace: moderate (about 1,000 ft/hr)

7:00am - USFS Ranger Station - Enumclaw (450 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw 98022)

Option to carpool from the ranger station depending on vaccination status on comfort level of participants.

Quasi exploratory -- made an attempt of Governor's Ridge earlier in the summer.  With improved beta and more familiarity with the correct route, I think we'll have a good chance of success.  We will start at the Owyhigh Lake trailhead, hike to Owyhigh Lake and then directly up to the Governor's/Barrier saddle.  We will scramble Governor's first and Barrier second before coming back out from Owyhigh Lake.

Plan for a little bushwhacking, some fairly steep loose rock on the way up to the saddle, and then we'll scramble up to Governor's Ridge.  Super fun!

Prospectus to be sent to participants on Sunday 9/5


Tamanos Mountain, Governors Ridge, Barrier Peak & Buell Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • harness/hasty harness/diaper sling with caribeaners
  • Leader will bring a static rope
  • Hiking boots will be adequate for this trip. 
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