Highchair & Bootjack Mountains


Alpine Scramble - Highchair & Bootjack Mountains

This run of Blackjack Ridge replaces the scheduled Grindstone Mt scramble, which had to be cancelled due to the Chiwaukum Creek Complex wildfire area closure.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 5
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,600 ft

Meet at 7:00 AM at the Blackjack Ridge Trail #1565 trailhead. Directions:

  • Take US-2 east over Stevens Pass. US-2 through Tumwater Canyon is now open, but at reduced speed due to the Chiwaukum Complex wildfire. Check highway conditions here; fire updates here; USFS Alerts & Notices here.
  • As you enter Leavenworth, turn right onto Icicle Road just before the Icicle Quik Stop Inc-76 station; TH is now 45 minutes ahead.
  • At 1.9 miles, Icicle Road makes a 90-degree bend to the right at Sleeping Lady Resort and becomes Icicle Creek Road
  • Continue.for another 14.6 miles, past Eightmile, Johnny Creek, Ida Creek, and Chatter Creek campgrounds; bear left at jct with NF-7609, past Rock Island CG, and cross bridge
  • TH is 1.5 miles beyond bridge, on the right. Park away from the horse loading ramp.
  • Look for my gray Subaru Forester with black cartop carrier


All who were previously signed up for the cancelled Grindstone Mt scramble are now registered for Bootjack-Highchair.


Highchair & Bootjack Mountains

  • USGS Jack Ridge

    Green Trails Chiwaukum Mtns No. 177

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
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