Hayak Lake, Nordic Pass, Windy Pass & Mount Catherine


Alpine Scramble - Mount Catherine

Catherine 5052

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft

7 AM at Eastgate P&R

Our original destination of Jumbo Mt was changed to Mt Catherine due to avy conditions. =============================================================== Jumbo Mt is east of Whitehorse Mt and about 4 miles south of Darrington. The goal of this trip is to summit the middle peak of Jumbo Mt from the West Route (Squire Creek Rd). Ref: Cascade Alpine Guide Volume 2, Third Edition, pages 122-123.

This trip is 100% off trail, so we’ll be route finding from the moment we leave the road. Sorry, no students. Seasoned scramblers only – I expect this one to be challenging. Snow and rock S4-T5.

If there is significant precipitation in the forecast, our destination will change to something appropriate for the given conditions.

Required Gear (no exceptions): Ice axe, helmet, and snow shoes with aggressive point on the bottom, such as MSR, AND CRAMPONS.

Here is a printable map of the area: http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=48.19985,-121.619253&t=t2&z=14&hillshade=18&coord=latlng&directions=off&findme=off&label=off&skin=off


Hayak Lake, Nordic Pass, Windy Pass & Mount Catherine

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