Trip

Alpine Scramble - Mount Baldy (winter/spring)

A scramble with dogs of Mount Baldy and possibly Domerie Peak.

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  • Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

Issaquah P&R at 6 am.

This is a fun trip with great views if the weather cooperates.  In addition to Mount Baldy we might visit Domerie Peak, which is a short ridge run to the south.  I've done this once before in the summer - it's straightforward but a little steep in places.  This trip requires there to be snow for it to be a scramble and I am not sure how much snow will still be there at the end of April, despite it being a good snow year.  If there is no snow we will have to extend the trip a bit by doing some cross country travel on the other side of Domerie.  Be ready for extending the trip (extra miles, extra time) and the possibility that you may not get scramble credit (mostly for students) if we wind up on trail the whole time.

Most of all, and I can't emphasize this enough, please  come prepared to have fun!

I will be bringing my dog, Theo, who does scrambles and hikes with me every week.  He is great with people and other dogs.  You are welcome to bring your dog provided a) it is people and dog friendly, b) has great recall, and c) has the stamina for this type of trip.

Here is my GAIA track from my previous visit to Mount Baldy:  https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/c18c527bd4827410752e74949ddb56a4/?layer=GaiaTopoRasterFeet&slideshow=true

Route/Place

Mount Baldy (winter/spring)



  • USGS Kachess Lake

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

    Green Trails Kachess Lake No. 208
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Hasty harness/belay kit.
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons or micro-spikes.
  • I will update this list once we know what we are up against, condition wise.
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