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Alpine Scramble - Mount Hinman/Hinman Glacier

Day 1: Magnificent Necklace Valley backpack to La Bohn Lakes camping. Should be few bugs this time of year in dramatic, rocky higher elevation terrain. Day 2: Scramble/Alpine climb Hinman. Group decision additional exploration: La Bohn Peak, Tank Lakes etc. (moderate) or hike back to car (strenuous rating). Day 3: Backpack Hike out (moderate)

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  • Technical 3, Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 24.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,492 ft
  • Pace: moderate

7:45 am Necklace Valley TH

Carpool option: tbd

Moderate to challenging depending on your experience and comfort level in rock/boulder terrain & backpacking  some steep trail sections with big tree roots. Jeff Smoot & Mountaineers rating: Class 2. Group decision 2 vs. 3 days so plan on 2.5 days. 3 day trip = T3/S3, 2 day  T3/S4-S5.

Please email me if you are only interested in 2 day trip:

Currently, low snow conditions so this trip will have 1700+' ft of steep boulder, scree, mixed rock terrain ascent up La Bohn Gap and ridge traverse to summit.  Short, steep snow slope just below true summit so ice ax & crampons.

Paul Gehlsen's Mountaineer's trip report July 26-29, 2019 is a good read for this alpine scramble climb of Mount Hinman & La Bohn Peak.


Mount Hinman/Hinman Glacier

  • USGS Big Snow Mtn

    USGS Mt Daniel

    USGS Skykomish

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering-Hiking Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Overnight gear
  • Group gear:  stove, fuel canisters, water filters, critter food protection
  • Trekking poles highly recommended
Trip Reports