Alpine Scramble - Mount McCausland


Alpine Scramble - Mount McCausland

Moderately strenuous snow scramble NE of Stevens Pass. Good snow trip for students; also for naturalists (will have focus of identifying animal tracks & sign).

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

Smithbrook Road parking area, 8:30am

(Near Stevens Pass Nordic Center)

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This trip is a moderately strenuous snow scramble, appropriate for students new to scrambling. There will be a fairly long road “slog” (2.5 miles) at the start & end of the trip.

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.

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 17. Upon the registration opening date, all members are welcome to join.

Equipment: Ice Axe / Helmet / Snowshoes

(If you do not own snowshoes but would like to join, email leader in advance by Thurs May 13. (Leader can provide snowshoes via Mountaineers Gear Library, for a maximum cost of $15.)


Mount McCausland

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S

    Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    USGS Labyrinth Mtn
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