Mount Pilchuck/East Ridge


Alpine Scramble - Mount Pilchuck/East Ridge

Pilchuck/East Ridge 5324'

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
7:00 AM at Verlot Ranger Station
We take the trail to Pinnacle Lake, then climb to a plateau filled with many gorgeous tarns (the bathtub lakes) and then along the open east ridge of Pilchuck to the summit. If we have enough cars, we can spot a car at the Pilchuck Trail head and head down the opposite side of the mountain that we ascend.

Mount Pilchuck/East Ridge

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