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Alpine Scramble - Judi's & Mary's Peaks

It was raining, overcast, and cool in Snoqualmie Pass, which creates some issues near the summit of Roosevelt Peak, and most of the party members had cancelled. So my assistant leader, Jeremy Elmore, and I drove on over to the Bean Creek Basin in the Teanaway Country and scrambled the south spur of Judi (rockfall route), then nabbed Mary, and finally traversed the T5+ pinnacles between Mary and Bean, summitting Bean and descending into the basin via the Bean-Earl saddle.

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  • Strenuous 3, Technical 1
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft

See above for changed itinerary.  Left Beverly/Bean TH at 8:30, spent 20 minutes to half an hour on each summit, and returned to ParMeeting place at around 4 pm.

Original itinerary for Roosevelt-Kaleetan:

Meeting place: Denny Creek/Melakwa Lakes TH.

Meeting time: 7 am.

Some vehicles (enough for drivers to retrieve their cars from the Alpental/Snow Lakes TH) will be left at Denny Creek.  The remaining vehicles will ferry all party members to the Alpental/Snow Lakes TH, where we will endeavor to depart @ 7:30 am.

See the route description for the details on how this trip will flow.  In sum, we will do a loop trip from the Alpental parking lot to Snow Lake to Gem Lake, up the east spur of Roosevelt to the Roosevelt summit, then down a gully to Chair Peak Lake, around the lake, up to Melakwa Pass, then contour up and over to the aesthetic "White Ledges" approach to Kaleetan.  After summiting Kaleetan, we will descend the ledges into the talus field of upper Melakwa Basin, thence down to Melakwa Lakes and out the trail to the Denny Creek TH, where we will recover the vehicles left at the meeting place and send the drivers back up to the Snow Lake TH to recover the remaining vehicles. 

It is unlikely ice axes will be necessary on this trip.  Please be sure to bring your helmets and your emergency descent gear.  Mountaineering boots strongly recommended, not just approach boots or hiking/backpacking boots.  It would be greatly appreciated if party members with water pumps/filters would contact the leader: it would be great if at least two pumps were available to the party.


Judi's & Mary's Peaks

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    USGS Enchantment Lakes

    USGS Mount Stuart
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Standard scramble emergency descent gear (biner, diaper harness, and Klemheist loop)
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