Mount Margaret via Gold Creek (winter)

Trip

Alpine Scramble - Mount Margaret

Moderate snow scramble near Snoqualmie Pass. Good introductory snow trip for students; also for naturalists (will have focus of identifying animal tracks & sign).

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

Summit East ski area, 8 AM

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This trip is a good introductory snow scramble for students.

Trip will also have a focus of identifying animal tracks & sign. Leader is certified in track & sign identification.

Trip is in partnership with Conservation NW for searching for signs of endangered species.

We will be stopping during the trip to examine animal tracks & sign, so could be slower pace than typical trips of this distance, but should still be able to reach our destination.

The plan is to only do the Mt Margaret south summit, but if time allows we can instead extend to the main summit.

Everett Scrambling students, and attendees of the January “PNW Wildlife Tracking” presentation may email me for permission to join before the registration opening date of May 4. Upon the registration opening date, all members are welcome to join.

Depending on parking conditions, we may need to do a 1-mile carpool (masks ON; windows DOWN) from the meetup area to the parking area. Participants need to be comfortable with the possibility of doing this very limited carpool.

Equipment: Ice Axe, Helmet. Microspikes recommended.

Route/Place

Mount Margaret via Gold Creek (winter)



  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Microspikes (or Crampons) recommended
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